MUMBAI: The Vasai centre won the MSSA-Bipin Football Academy inter-centre tournament 2015 after beating Colaba 1-0 at the MSSA ground here on Sunday. Ephan Kalley, who was adjudged as the best player of the tournament, scored the winner in the final. In semi-finals, Vasai had defeated Churchgate 2-1 while Colaba overcame Kandivli 3-2.
Double Olympian SS Narayanan gave away trophies and individual awards. WIFA general secretary Souter Vaz, MDFA general secretary U Banerjee, MSSA president Father Jude Rodrigues and former Indian Railways player Ranjeet Madkar were present at the occasion. Divided into two groups in the league-cum-knockout format, seven centres took part in the tournament. The squads were formed from the trainees attending the Bipin Football Academy vacation coaching camp under reputed coaches.
Final: Vasai 1 (Ephan Kalley) bt Colaba 0
Semi-final: Vasai 2 (Hiren Kalelai, H Khan) bt Churchgate 1 (Rahul Swami); Colaba
3 (Kartik 2, Ishan 1) bt Kandivli 2 (Panchal, Sunil M)
Player of the tournament: Ephan Kalley (Vasai)
Centre-wise best players: Rohan Swami (Colaba), Karan Jadhav (Kandivli), Raj Bane
(Underprivileged), Vishan Jadhav (Kalyan), Vishnu Menon (Vasai), Roger Pereira