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Naika Vaddo Clinch Aleixo Joao Menezes Trophy

Calangute: Naika Vaddo, defeated Gaura Vaddo 3-1 via the tie-breaker to emerge winners of the 19th Aleixo Joao Menezes rolling trophy, Calangute veterans inter-ward football tournament organised by Calangute United, at Calangute Association ground, on Sunday.

Both the teams failed to find the match winner in regulation time as their strikers fumbled with the chances that were created by their respective teammates.

In the tie-breaker that followed, Mohan Parab, Seby Fernandes and Sada Kerkar were on target for Naika Vaddo while only Joseph Fernandes converted for Gaura Vaddo.

The winners and runners-up were awarded cash prize of Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively plus trophies.

Churchill Alemao, MLA of Benaulim Constituency was the chief guest and gave away the prizes to the winners and runners-up in the presence of Dattaprasad Dabolkar, ZP Member Calangute Costituency Anthony Menezes, Ex. Sarpanch of VP Calangute, Abelina Menezes, Ex ZP Member Calangute constituency, Digamber Haldankar – ex. Salgaonkar player and other match officials. [H]

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