KUWAIT CITY, Jan 10: Fatima Boys emerged Champions of the first 7 a-side “NEW YEAR CUP 2017” Open Football Tournament organized by Trivandrum Boys and held at Bayan grounds on Dec 30, 2016.
Fatima Boys beat UFC Mangaf in the tie-breaker after the final ended in a goal less draw. 20 exciting teams took part in the one-day tournament.
In the semifinals Fatima Boys beat Young Shooters while UFC Mangaf beat a strong Salcet FC.
The matches were officiated by Ruzario Colaco, Edward Dias, Andrade, Rafi, George, Sameer, Robert Barnard and Agnel D’cunha.
The winners and runners-up were awarded with glittering trophies apart from individual trophies.
Dominic Periera, President Kuwait Indian Football Ferdration was the chief guest at the event. Other special guests and dignitaries that attended included Austine Abreo – Vice-President (KIFF), Nazi, Shyam, Michel Periera, Jose (Gen.Secretary,TSFC) and Rajes.
The prizes were presented at the hands of Dominic Pereira, Austin Abreo, Michel Periera, Syam, Byju, Miranda, Vinod, Ferdinand, Titus, Rajes, Cleetus, Jose.
In the vote of thanks proposed, Austine Abreo thanked all the participating teams, officials, sponsors and everyone who rendered their help in making the tournament a success. Also special thanks to well wisher Lorry Pinto and B.M Vieges.
Barnard compered the Presentation Ceremony.
Following prizes were awarded at the presentation ceremony:
Best Discipline Team – Salcet F.C
Highest Scorer of the Tournament – Hussain (Faheel Brothers)
Best Defender of the Final – Mansoor (UFC Mangaf)
Best Goalkeeper of the Final –Noufal (UFC Mangaf)
Best Player of the Tournament – Martin Gomes (Fatima Boys)