Curtorim Gymkhana emerge supreme


Scoring once in each half, Curtorim Gymkhana emerged winners of the 1st Balaji Ambe memorial football tournament when they defeated Navelim Villagers Union 2-0 in an exciting finals played at school grounds,Cuncolim on Sunday.
Milagres Fernandes (14th minute) and substitute Savio Fernandes (49th minute) were the scorers for the Curtorim Gymkhana team which became richer by lifting the cash prize of Rs 40,000 and trophy. Runners-up Navelim Villagers Union had to be content with a cash prize of Rs 30,000 and trophy.
Tony Dias who played his heart out for the Curtorim Gymkhana team assisted in finding the mark for both the goals.
Nelson Figueredo,Xavier Luis and Newton D’Souza who worked hard at least to reduce the margin for the Navelim lads could not succeed. Other individual prizes winners were as follows: Best defender of the finals:Nelson Fernandes of Curtorim Gymkhana.Best player of the tournament: Trevon Dias(Cuncolim Union).Best half of the tournament: Bruno Fernandes(Curtorim Gymkhana).Best goalkeeper of the tournament: Jonathan Faleiro(Navelim Villagers Union).Best disciplined team(Guardian Angel SC) and first scorer of the finals: Milagres Fernandes (Curtorim Gymkhana).
Fisheries Minister, Mr Avertano Furtado was the chief guest while local MLA, Mr Rajan Naik presided and Velim MLA, Mr Benjamin D’Silva was the guest of honour for the prize distribution ceremony.
Earlier, president of the club Mr Elvis Gomes, who is also the Executive Director of SAG, welcomed while Mr Ramesh Dessai compered. Mr Oscar Gomes, secretary proposed the vote of thanks. [NT]