Tuff clinch Dr Gustavo Trophy


Tuff Veterans, Parra got the better of Nuvem Veterans by a solitary goal to lift the 1st all-Goa Dr Gustavo Monteiro Veterans Football Trophy organized by Candolim Veterans at Dr Gustavo Monteiro ground, Candolim, recently.
Both teams began on a positive note. Tuff scored the all-important goal when Allwyn Fernandes slammed the ball past Nuvem goalkeeper Socorro Azavedo off a defence splitting pass from Claude Pacheco.
At the other end, Nuvem made several attempts to find the equalizer but to no avail.
Earlier, the tournament was inaugurated by Eugenio Cardozo, former Dempo Sports Club goalkeeper.
Tuff Veterans received Rs 30,000 and the winner’s trophy.
Other prizes — Best disciplined teams: Chinchinim Veterans. First scorer of the finals: Allwyn Fernandes (Tuff Veterans). Best defender: Agnelo Araujo (Nuvem Veterans). Best midfielder: Claude Pacheco (Tuff Veterans). Best forward: Bruno Coutinho (Tuff Veterans). Best goalkeeper: Domnic D'Souza (Tuff Veterans).
Dr Rufino Monteiro, chairman of Goa Football Development Council was the chief guest and gave away the prizes in the presence Nicholas Pereira and Camilo Gonsalves, Agnelo Fernandes, Eugenio Cardozo, Francisco Fernandes president Candolim Veterans Club and Fr Victor Rodrigues.
Xavier B Fernandes compered. Fr Victor Rodrigues proposed the vote of thanks.
Organizers Candolim Veterans roped in dancing troupe ‘African Acrobats’, The Goa Police Band and Cascades to entertain the crowd during the final. [H]