NUSI win Inter-Maritime football championship
MARGAO, APRIL 21: Defending champions National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) Maritime Academy, Chinchinim defeated Institute of Maritime Studies (IMS) Bogda-Vasco 2-1 to emerge victories in the final of Inter-Maritime Football Championship, organised by National Maritime Celebration Committee at CRC grounds, Chinchinim.
The winners led 2-0 at the breather.
Taking the field as favorites with talented players, NUSI made their intention clear making early inroads.
The first goal came as early in the 10th minute when striker Alvino Fernandez slotted past rival goalkeeper with an adroit placement.
IMS looked overawed by the might of their opponents but slowly came into their own as the match progressed.
Still NUSIâ€™s fast counters always posed a threat and later doubled their lead when Alvino Fernandez free kick joust outside the box gave no chance to the rival goalkeeper as it curled into the net.
After the break, NUSI upped their game by inducing more pace in their moves.
In order to maintain the momentum, NUSI Coach Muktair Singh made couple of substitutions but could not inflate their tally as their forwards either shot wide or straight into the rival goalkeeper.
With the match drifting towards NUSI Academy, IMS fired all cylinders and their efforts bore the fruit when Ashwin V bulge the net from a close range.
Incidentally, NUSI Martime Academy won the championship for the third consecutive years.
Earlier, Abdul Ghani Sarang, general secretary cum treasurer of National Union of Seafarers of India was the chief guest.
Captain Hemant Bhangui, Superintendent of NUSI Academy and Neeraj Aguair, Administrator of NUSI Martime Academy introduced the chief guest to the teams.