PANJIM: Aquila FC and Blink FC were crowned champions of Road2Goa in the men’s and women’s editions respectively at the Salvador do Mundo panchayat ground.
In addition to the coveted trophy, Aquila FC bagged Rs 2 lakhs in the form of prize money. They defeated KFC (winners of the South Goa leg, who received Rs 1.5 lakhs for being the runners-up) in sudden death after normal time and the ensuing penalties were not enough to separate the two sides in the final.
In the women’s category, winners Blink FC walked home with the winner’s cheque after overcoming the challenge from ABC 13 Maina. Blink FC’s Stessi Cardozo, meanwhile bagged the best player award in the women’s tournament, her 6 goals helping Blink to the title.
Aquila FC’s goalkeeper Augustine D’Mello was adjudged the best player of the men’s tournament thanks to his brilliance between the sticks for the eventual champions.
Earlier in the day KFC overcame the challenge of La Masia FC to win the South Goa leg whilst Aquilla FC got one over Saligao Mae De Deus in the North Goa final.
Parallel to the main event, a tournament organised for the media houses saw Sports Balcao walk away with the trophy after overcoming the challenges from The Goan and Prudent TV.