Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pandua High School Kolkata lifts 2nd Mahindra Youth Football Challenge

Striker Jayanta Murmu and Midfielder Premananda Singha proved a deadly combination for Pandua S.B.S. High School, Kolkata the duo coming together on two occasions to help fashion a 5-0 victory over Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) High School, Delhi and emerge champions of the Mahindra Youth Football Inter-City Challenge 2011-12, promoted by Procam International. The Kolkata lads, who had impressed throughout the tournament, proved too strong for their counterparts from Delhi, slamming in two goals in the first half of the final played at the Bangalore Football Stadium, here, on Tuesday.
 
Mahindra Youth Football Challenge is the Mahindra Group’s commitment to promote football at the grassroots level. 

Mahindra has partnered with Scottish football giants, Celtic Football Club, who will take on the responsibility of training and developing young talent identified through the initiative.

The prolific Premananda Singha struck as early as the seventh minute of the game, set up beautifully by a pass from Murmu. Again on the 24th minute Premananda scored his second goal in the right corner of the ‘D’ circle. In the half time, Kolkata school leading with 2-0.

In the second half, Premananda Singha, allowed space to move in the midfield, continued to make dangerous moves and one of his crosses found Jayanta Murmu in the 27th minute, who headed home to give the Kolkata team 3-0 lead. Jayanta Murmu added one more goal in the 36th minute and take the team lead 4-0. On the 41st minute, Sunil Tudu scored one more goal to give his team 5-0 victory.
2nd Mahindra Youth Football Challenge winner Pandua High School, Kolkata
Pandua S.B.S. High School, Kolkata took home Rs 50,000 for their efforts, while the Central Reserve Police Force High School, Delhi had to be content with Rs 30,000.

Pandua S.B.S. High School Jayanta Murmu was adjudged the best striker, while the best goalkeeper award went to Anuj Kumar of Central Reserve Police Force High School, Delhi, Mangal Murmu of Pandua S.B.S. High School, Kolkata was named best Midfielder, while the best defender was Sufaid Ali. MSP HSS. (Kerala).

All the winners received the trophies and certificates from Chief guests, Ulganathan, former national player), with Armuayanayagam, Asian gold medalist, A. R. Khalil, President, KSFA, and M P Swamy, Chairman, BDFA.

Final result
  • Pandua High School, Kolkata 5 (Premananda Singha-17', 24', Jayanta Murmu-27', 36', Sunil Tudu-41') bt CRPF High School, Delhi 0
Individual awards
  • Man of the Match: Jayanta Murmu, Pandua S.B.S. High School, Kolkata 
  • Best Defender: Sufaid Ali, MSP HSS, Kerala 
  • Best Midfielder: Mangal Murmu, Pandua S.B.S. High School, Kolkata 
  • Best Striker: Jayanta Murmu, Pandua S.B.S. High School, Kolkata