Congratulations team Nagaland!
Greenwood High School from Nagaland walked through the red carpet to lift the under-14 Boys trophy in the 55th edition of the Subroto Cup International Football Tournament.
Nagaland beat Chandigarh 5-4 in sudden death after the first five penalty shots failed to resolve the tie as it was the case during regulation time which ended goalless. The winning team got a pay cheque of Rs. 2.5 lakh and the runners up squad from Chandigarh received 1.25 lakh to make their trip to Delhi worth a while.
The winning team coach Mughato appreciated his boys after they held their nerves in the crucial penalty shootout moment. “We should have won the match in regulation time. But the moment it went to shootout, I asked my boys to keep their cool and to hit the ball along the ground in order to fox the Chandigarh keeper who was very good in blocking the aerial ball. The strategy worked and after tonight’s rest we will celebrate tomorrow,” said Mughato.
Jesse and Mughato Sumi of Nagaland were rewarded being chosen as the best keeper and coach, respectively, of the tournament. They received Rs. 40,000 each.