I-League 2020-21: Gokulam Kerala clinch maiden title after doling out 4-1 defeat to TRAU FC

I-League 2020-21: Gokulam Kerala clinch maiden title after doling out 4-1 defeat to TRAU FC

Bidyashagar Singh’s twenty third minute strike did little to cease the Gokulam juggernaut as objectives by Sharif Mohamed (69th), Emil Benny (74th), Dennis Antwi (77th) and Mohammad Rashid (90+6) handed them the trophy.

I-League 2020-21: Gokulam Kerala clinch maiden title after dishing out 4-1 defeat to TRAU FC

Gokulam Kerala FC are the primary crew from Kerala to win the league. I-League

Kolkata: Gokulam Kerala FC on Saturday clinched their maiden I-League title in spectacular trend as they got here again from a purpose all the way down to beat TRAU 4-1 within the remaining match of the season in Kolkata.

Bidyashagar Singh’s twenty third minute strike did little to cease the Gokulam juggernaut as objectives by Sharif Mohamed (69th), Emil Benny (74th), Dennis Antwi (77th) and Mohammad Rashid (90+6) handed them the trophy.

With Churchill Brothers successful 3-2 towards Punjab FC within the day’s different match held concurrently at one other venue in Kolkata, Gokulam shared factors (29) with the Goan facet however have been topped champions on head-to-head document.

Within the two matches the 2 sides had performed within the season, Churchill had received 3-2 as soon as whereas Gokulam had emerged 3-0 victorious within the different.

Gokulam thus certified for the group stage of the AFC Cup subsequent season, Asia’s second-tier membership competitors, as I-League champions. In addition they grew to become the primary facet from Kerala to win the I-League title.

The successful crew’s coach Vincenzo Alberto Annese couldn’t disguise his pleasure at his gamers’ achievement.

“That is the most effective day of my life. I really feel so joyful and I really feel superb to be topped a champion. I’m immensely pleased with my crew and we deserved to be champions. We outscored all groups and now we have performed like champions on this season,” Annese stated.

“This implies all the pieces to me. That is my first season in India and it has already been a really particular one. We’ve a really particular crew and no one performs the fashion of soccer that we play,” he added.

Bidyashagar, a revelation within the I-League very like his crew TRAU, opened the scoring when he produced a superb end from exterior the field within the twenty third minute.

Simply after resumption, Chanso Horam had a golden alternative handy TRAU their second purpose of the match however his chip shot went inches over the bar, following a wonderful counter-attacking transfer.

Gokulam ahead Antwi failed to search out the web within the 62nd minute as his header went agonisingly broad off an Benny cross from the correct flank.

Sharif’s free kick within the 69th minute from the sting of the field grabbed the equaliser for Gokulam. The comeback was properly on the right track within the 74th minute when Benny tussled previous his marker and slotted dwelling by Amrit Gope’s legs handy Gokulam the lead.

Three minutes later, Antwi scored to increase the lead.

After TRAU participant Vincy Barreto was despatched off within the added time, Rashid scored the fourth purpose for Gokulam, including extra gloss to finish the outstanding comeback.

Within the different match, Churchill surged into the lead within the ninth minute when Clayvin Zuniga was introduced down contained in the field. Off the resultant penalty, Slovenian striker Luka Majcen transformed from the spot by sending rival custodian Jaspreet Singh the improper manner.

Churchill doubled their lead within the twenty fifth minute by Zuniga, who scored his second purpose within the first half added time to provide the Goan facet a 3-0 lead.

Going through an uphill process, Punjab FC managed to drag one again within the sixty fifth minute by Joseba Beitia and added one other 4 minutes later by Papa Diawara.

Gokulam pocketed Rs 1 crore as prize cash whereas the second, third and fourth-placed groups within the desk acquired Rs 60 lakh, Rs 40 lakh and Rs 25 lakh respectively.

Bidyashagar (TRAU) received the best purpose scorer award (Rs 2.5 lakh) together with Hero of the League Award (Rs 5 lakh). The Greatest goalkeeper award (Rs 2.5 lakh) went to Kiran Limbu of Punjab FC. Syed Abdul Rahim Award for greatest coach went to Nandakumar Singh of TRAU.

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