Special StoriesZinc Football Academy ends 2020 on a winning note

The Under-17 team of Zinc Football Academy won the Under-19 Futsal Championship held in Jaipur. Participating in their first competitive tournament after the extended coronavirus pandemic break, Zinc Football boys won this two-day competition in the most convincing manner possible, exhibiting the hard work and dedication these budding footballers have put in during a short span of time.

Zinc Football Academy opened their campaign with a thumping 10-0 victory over Uttar Pradesh before grabbing maximum points against Gujarat (5-1) and Telangana (8-0). In the quarter-final, the team defeated Rajasthan 3-0 while their semi-final encounter against Madhya Pradesh ended in a 5-1 victory and book the finale ticket. In the final against Assam, the Zawar boys had to work hard as it had to be decided in the tie-breaker. Zinc Football won the match and the Championship eventually with the final scoreline reading 4-3.

Ashish Mayla top-scored for the Zinc Football team during the tournament with 15 strikes to the back of the net while Mohammed Riyaz emerged as his perfect partner with 8 goals.

Sunil Dutt, Coach, Zinc Football Academy said: β€œI am proud of the boys for the way they fought for every ball, especially considering this is the first tournament we are participating in after a long time. We are happy to end the year on a high and will look forward to continue this winning momentum in 2021.”