Casino Pride wins 6A Side Corporate Football Championship

National award-winning voluntary youth organisation of Panaji, YUVA hosted the second edition of its All Goa 6A Side Corporate Football Championship at Athletic Stadium, Bambolim. Sixteen corporates based in Goa namely Godrej, Putzmeister, IFB, Alcon Auto Group, Goa Marriott, Accelya Kale, Persistent, HDFC, Indusind Bank, GFDC, FC Goa, Sai Service, GKB Vision, GKB HiTech, Casino Pride Group of Hotels participated in the tournament.

Team Casino Pride Group of Hotels won the tournament defeating team HDFC. Team Casino Pride dominated from the beginning as Babu scored the opening goal followed by Suraj in the first half while Suraj and Prajyot scored one each in second half to take team Casino Pride to 4-0 lead against HDFC.

Chief guest for the event was Goa International footballer, Laxmikant Kattimani. Guests of honour were YUVA founder and vice-president, Raghuvir Mahale; YUVA secretary, Akhil Prabhu Verlekar; YUVA treasurer, Shashank Sukhthankar; YUVA coordinator, Amey Shanbhag; and YUVA advisors, Amey Panvelcar, Pravin Sopte and Prashant Naik.

In his address, Mahale congratulated the winners and runners up for their performance and briefed the gathering about the activities of YUVA. Kattimani along with other guests presented the second place along with the trophy and cash prize of `15,000 to team HDFC and the first place along with the trophy and cash prize `25,000 to team Casino Pride. The referees for the matches were Sunil Nanodkar, Yeshwant and Pravin.