Udaipur : Eight Zinc Football Academy footballers represented the district of Udaipur as the Udaipur team defeated Barmer 2-1 in the final to win the Under-17 Junior Rajasthan State Championship in Mount Abu. The eight Zinc Football Academy footballers –Mohd Adnan, Sandeep Marandi, Sonu, Jangminthang Haokip, Manohar Singh, Ansay Goyari, Himanshu, S Bhavesh –representing Udaipur exhibited brilliant performances throughout to keep their team unbeaten in the tournament.
In the final which resulted in a 2-1 win for the Udaipur side, Zinc Football Academy forward Manohar Singh found the back of the net with a tremendous long ranger to double Udaipur’s lead after Ayan had opened the scoresheet. Barmer reduced the gap minutes before the final whistle but was unable to find the equaliser, courtesy of some fine defending by Zinc Football Academy centre-backs Sonu and Sandeep Marandi.
Udaipur now has bagged both the Under-17 and Under-14 Championships as a few days before six Zinc Football Academy footballers helped the district beat Hanumangarh in the final of the Under-14 Junior Rajasthan State Championship.
With their brilliant performance, the Zinc Football Academy footballers have managed to attain accolades for the hard work and determination that this Hindustan Zinc-initiated Academy has put in to bring about a footballing revolution in Rajasthan.
Suresh Kataria, Head Coach, Zinc Football Academy said: “I am very happy to see Udaipur being crowned the Under-17 Champions and even more proud of our Academy boys who played an important role in the win. This highlights the talent that our boys possess and will surely inspire them on to greater heights.”