JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS
Published — Tuesday 12 February 2013
Last update 11 February 2013 11:27 pm
A scintillating performance by goalkeeper SM Mujeeb helped BRC Falcons to lift 25th football title organized by Bharath Recreation Club here recently.
The winners displayed good offensive skills throughout the game, while defensive game of opponents BRC Phoenix led the match to a tiebreaker. Falcons made a excellent start through brilliant moves by Hifsu, Sinani and Rasheed trios.
In the 5th minute goalkeeper Rafi of Phoenix pulled off the best save of the match when he dived full length to scramble away a goal bound shot by Rasheed.
Phoenix slowly took control of the encounter through team captain Mahad, Firshad and Tanwir. Firshad would have made the game safe for Phoenix in the 15th minute, but his blasted shot saved by goalkeeper Mujeeb in an acrobatic style. Captain Navas, Hifsu, Nisbeth and Dilker scored goals for Falcons in the tiebreaker while Firshad, Lakmeel and Aslam scored for Phoenix.
Earlier BV Abdul Aziz ex-goalkeeper (Junior India & KSRTC) inaugurated the match. Latheef, marketing manager LG, Salim Kannor, SIFF vice president, Paulson, a sports journalist, Basheer (EFS Cargo), Muhamed Ali Musaliyarakath, member of SIFF Advisory Board, Jaleel Kannamangalam of Asianet, Jaafer Ali Palakode, reporter, K.C. Abdurahiman, Naser Shanthapurm and other dignitaries attended.
The tournament was sponsored by Al-Abeer Medical Center, Western Union and SIPCO (Pepsi Bughshan). Mujeeb of Falcons selected as Best Goal Keeper, while Firshad of Phoenix grabbed the Best Player of the tournament title. Earlier Fawaz Rasheed’s BRC Jeddah Eleven defeated Calicut Eleven lead by Ehab to lift BRC Junior Football title.
Master Ashiq selected as best player and Sabiq Iqbal as Best goalkeeper, while Shoib Noushad and Faiz Ali Fouz grabbed the BRC promising players trophy in Junior Football tournament. The tournament was managed by Imthiyas PNM, PP Saleh Baramy, PNM Iqbal, Badruddin VP, Phiroz K.M., Muhajir PV and Nihal IM.