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Kumar Rathod was the star campaigner for Bipin BMC and he got the player of the tournament award.
Bipin BMC Camp won the Bipin Football Academy 31st Annual Inter-Centre Football Tournament 2017 after trouncing Bipin Ulhasnagar-Ambernath Camp 2-0 in a hard-fought encounter in the finals held at the Karnatak Sporting Association ground on Sunday.
Kumar Rathod was the star campaigner for the Bipin BMC Camp as he struck a brace to end all hopes for the Bipin Ulhasnagar-Ambernath Camp as they were unable to make a comeback. Kumar Rathod also bagged the player of the tournament award.
The prizes were given away by Pramod Sail, Asst Comm, Mumbai Police and former Maharashtra football player, U Banerjee, Gen. Sec. MDFA, Jaya Shetty, Jt. Sec. Karnatak Sporting Association.
The Bipin BMC Camp were the surprise outfit this year as they rose from their ranks to win the tournament after a goalless draw with Kandivali earlier in the day and then sailed through to the finals after getting the better-off Churchgate in the semifinals via a tie breaker. In the other semifinal, Bipin Ulhasnagar-Ambernath Camp overcame Bipin Churchgate Camp by a lone goal through Nitish More to sail through the finals.
Finals – Bipin BMC Camp 2 (Kiran Rathod) beat Bipin Ulhasnagar-Ambernath Camp 0.
Semifinal 1 – Bipin BMC Camp 4 (Sunil Rathod, Santu Prajpati, Sijal Singh, Viju Singh) beat Bipin Churchgate Camp 3 (Kasa Prajapati, Hafiz Khan, Ahnawa Shinde) via tie breaker.
Semifinal 2 – Bipin Ulhasnagar-Ambernath 1 (Nitish More) beat Bipin Colaba Camp 0.
League matches: Bipin Colaba Camp 3 (Amrit Semwal 2, Mukesh Rathod) beat Bipin Andheri Camp 0. Bipin Kandivili Camp 0 drew with Bipin BMC Camp 0, Bipin Churchgate Camp 1 (Aharva Shinde) beat Bipin Kalyan Camp 0. Bipin Ulhasnagar-Ambernath Camp 2 (Nitish More, Abhay Vishukaram) beat Bipin Virar Camp 0.
Player of the tournament: Kumar Rathod (BMC).
Best players from teams: Kasa Prajapati (Churchgate), Raju Chohan (Colaba), Sunil Rathod (BMC), Yash Tak (Ulhasnagar-Ambernath), Shubham Shinde (Kandavili), Preet (Virar), Yash Mistry (Andheri).