Maina SC take home Mandopa Cup

Navelim: Maina Sports Club, Curtorim edged past Margao SC 5-3 via tie-breaker to clinch the 28th Mandopa Football Cup in the final played at Mandopa Navelim ground, on Sunday.

Margao SC opened the account in the 50th minute through Rahul Fernandes whereas Maina SC equalised with a power-packed shot of Savio Fernandes, which got deflected off Margao SC’s John Colaco and sailed into their own net in the 56th minute.

At the end of regulation time, both the teams were held to a 1-1 draw.

In the resulting tie-breaker, Joshley Gomes, Frazier Castanha, Vicky Cardozo and Aleeward Mascarenhas were on target for Maina Sports Club while for Margao SC, Velton D’Souza and Clifford Noronha netted.
Navelim Constituency MLA Luizinho Faleiro was the chief guest and gave away the prizes to the winners and runners-up in the presence of Assistant Parish Priest of Our Lady of Rosary Church, Navelim Fr Americo Rodrigues, Climax Lawrence, Anthony Pereira, Filomeno Costa, PI Crime Branch; Edwin Cardozo ZP member, Anthony Pango, vice president of GFA; Cosme Oliveira, Sanarita Coelho, Anthony Leo Fernandes, John Solva, Prakash Desai, GFA executive members; Angelis Rebello, other dignitaries and club officials. [NT]