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7th Abhijit Kadam Memorial Football Cup: PIFA champions

The seventh edition of the Abhijit Kadam Memorial Football Cup was held from March 3 to 11 at the floodlit Bharati Vidyapeeth Education Complex Ground in Dhankawdi, Pune. In the final Mumbai-based I-League Division 2 outfit PIFA-Colaba FC won 1-0 again...

The seventh edition of the Abhijit Kadam Memorial Football Cup was held from March 3 to 11 at the floodlit Bharati Vidyapeeth Education Complex Ground in Dhankawdi, Pune. In the final Mumbai-based I-League Division 2 outfit PIFA-Colaba FC won 1-0 against a second string Prayag United SC, who gave exposure to their fringe and under-19 players.

Nagesh Swamy scored the winner for PIFA in the final. Along with the trophy PIFA received a cash prize of Rs 300,000 (3 lakhs), while runners-up Prayag United SC received Rs 200,000 (2 lakhs).

PIFA’s Vincent Bassey received the best Player of the Tournament award, while Raju Chakraborty (Prayag United SC) was adjudged as the Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament and Nagesh Swamy was named as the ‘Man of the Match’ of the final.

FIXTURES & RESULTS

Group A
Prayag United SC, Air India, Amanora Deccan XI

04-Mar-2012: Air India 0-1 Amanora Deccan XI
06-Mar-2012: Prayag United SC 0-2 Amanora Deccan XI
08-Mar-2012: Prayag United SC 2-0 Air India

Group B
Mumbai FC, Sesa Football Academy, PIFA-Colaba FC

03-Mar-2012: Sesa Football Academy 1-1 PIFA-Colaba FC
05-Mar-2012: Mumbai FC 0-0 PIFA-Colaba FC
07-Mar-2012: Sesa Football Academy 3-1 Mumbai FC

Semifinals
09-Mar-2012: Amanora Deccan XI 0-0,3-4 PIFA-Colaba FC [penalties]
09-Mar-2012: Sesa Football Academy 1-1,4-5 Prayag United SC [penalties]

Final
11-Mar-2012: PIFA-Colaba FC 1-0 Prayag United SC

Published with permission from Arunava Chaudhuri.

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