MMMC wins inter-collegiate football tournament
Manipal: Melaka Manipal Medical College (MMMC) won the Manipal University Inter-Collegiate Football Tournament 2012-13 against Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), team B with a score of 2-1. The tournament was held from February 2-6 at the MU Football Ground, End point.
In the semi-finals, MMMC won against MIT (A), 4-3 in penalties after the match ended in a draw while MIT (B) won against Kasturba Medical College (KMC), 2-0 to reach the finals. With this, MMMC ended MIT’s reign in the tournament by beating both teams in the semi-final and final matches.
“It was a tough game, quite physical actually. MMMC are really quick and talented and were a very good competition. Hopefully we’ll go the extra mile next time,” said Angad Ahlowalia, a third year student of MIT computer science, the only goal-scorer for MIT (B) in the finals.
The tournament was organised by Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS) and Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences (MCOAHS). The prize distribution ceremony was held after the final match, attended by chief guests Dr. Nirmala N. Rao, Dean, MCODS and Dr. B. Rajashekar, Dean, MCOAHS.
“This is the first time MCODS and MCOAHS are organizing a football tournament, as we usually organize other sports events. Football is a man’s game and all teams played exceptionally well,” said Dr. B. Rajashekar.
Sub-edited by Bhavani Seetharaman