The 19th edition of Bodoland Martyrs Gold Cup Football Championship, 2018 concluded late Sunday evening at Kokrajhar District Sports Association (KDSA) stadium playground in Kokrajhar of Assam.
Mohammedan Sporting Club, Kolkata lifted the champions trophy defeating Oil India Sports Club Duliajan.
The tournament was organized by ex-BLT Welfare Society in association with Kokrajhar District Sports Association in memory of the martyrs of Bodoland movement, who had sacrificed their valuable lives for the cause of Bodoland.
More than ten teams participated in the 19th edition of Bodoland Martyrs Gold Cup this year.
Talking to reporters, Rajib Brahma, EM BTC, said that it was great match being played Oil India Sports Club Duliajan versus Mohammedan Sporting Club, Kolkata and more than 50,000 spectators thronged the stadium to watch the football final match.
He also said that BTC administration has been planning to construct several stadiums to conduct football competitions in the days to come.
In the final match, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Kolkata defeated Oil India Sports Club, Duliajan by a margin of 4-3 via tiebreaker to lift the trophy in the final match.
Both teams were goalless in the full time of the match.
Assam Social Welfare Minister Pramila Rani Brahma, president of Assam Football Association Hemendra Nath Brahma attended the closing ceremony and handed over the trophy along with a cheque of Rs one Lakh to the champions team Mohammedan Sporting Club, Kolkata of West Bengal.
BTC EMs Doneswar Goyary and Rajib Brahma gave away the runner-up trophy along with a cheque of Rs 50,000 to Oil India Sports Club, Duliajan of Assam.
Janamohon Mushahary, president of ex-BLT Welfare Society handed over the best player’s award to Pilip, who hails from Ghana and has been playing for Mohammedan Sporting Club, Kolkata.