Jammu – In the Goodwill Football tournament, the Jammu and Kashmir Football XI today defeated Mohun Bagan, Kolkatta by a margin of 4-2 here today. The match organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council and J&K Football Association was played at G. G. M. Science College Football ground.
The final score was tied at 1-1, then the match had to be decided by a tie-breaker through plenty shoot out. In the shootout, J&K XI scored 3 goals and Mohun Bagan could score only 1. The credit of the big win, among others, goes to brilliant goal keeping by Vikram Jeet Singh of J&K XI, who is also the captain of the team.
Minister for Youth Services and Sports, Mr. R. S. Chib, was the chief guest on the occasion while Former Deputy Chief Minister Mangat Ram Sharma, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Mr. Pardeep Gupta, senior officers of Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council besides thousands of spectators from across the State witnessed the match and cheered the players of both the teams.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister congratulated the wining team for its outstanding performance and said that the motive of organizing the match is to promote the sports culture in the State especially Football besides boosting the morale of the players. He said various players from the State have earned fame at national and international level in the Football game. He said such events are being organized in the state with the extreme efforts of Union Sports Ministry and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
Mr. presented trophy to the wining team besides distributing medals to the players of both the teams.
In an effort to encourage the players, J&K Bank announced Rupees one lakh for the winning team J&K Football XI and Rs. 20,000 for Captain Vikram Jeet Singh for his outstanding performance. Besides, the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council also announced Rupees one lakh for the winning team.
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