Herald: Goa Police Cup back after five years
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Goa Police Cup back after five years

23 Jul 2015 01:34am IST

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23 Jul 2015 01:34am IST

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Goa Velha SC and Churchill Brothers will clash in the inaugural match of the 13th edition on August 8, at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, at 3.30 p.m.

PANJIM: Goa Velha Sports Club and Churchill Brothers Sports Club will clash in the inaugural match of the 13th edition of Goa Police Football Cup on August 8, at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, at 3.30 p.m.

The Goa Police Cup, State's oldest football tournament started in 1968, which was last held in 2010, has been revived after a gap of five years with a aim to build a police-public relation.

The tournament, which will culminate on August 19, will feature 10 teams namely Dempo Sports Club, Churchill Brothers, Salgaocar Football Club, Vasco Sports Club, Tuff Laximi Sports Club, Guardian Angels Sports Club, Curtorim Gymkhana, Santa Cruz Club of Cavelossim and First Division teams Goa Velha Sports Club and Goa Police Sports Club.         

The matches, which are  entry fee, will be played across the State on knock out basis at Duler Stadium, Mapusa; Tilak Maidan, Vasco and Cuncolim ground.

The winners will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh along with the rolling silverware trophy while the runners-up will take home Rs 1 lakh along with a trophy. Also a special prize consisting of Rs 10,000 and a trophy will be awarded to the highest goal scorer.

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has consented to be the chief Guest for the final to be played on August 19, at Duler Stadium or Tilak Maidan (venue not yet confirmed), at 4 p.m.

In the last edition, Vasco Sports Cup were the champions while Sesa Football Academy were the runners-up.

The Goa Police Football Cup has a history of being one of the oldest football tournaments in the country with a 5-feet 5inches silverware trophy, donated by Shantillal Gosalia, being awarded to the winners. 

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