Saturday, November 21, 2009
Namchi,Nov21 : Gorkha Brigade lost their battle against Titanium Kerala in the second semi final of the ongoing All India Chief Ministers Gold Cup Football Tournament 2009 played on Friday here at Bhaichung Stadium. Defeating Brigade by 1-0, Kerela secured their place in the final of the tourney to take on Army XI Red.
Young players of Brigade fully dominated the match in the beginning and made several attacks during the first half. Kerala also got number of opportunities but both the teams failed to score any goal in the first half.
In the second half, Kerala played vigorously and most of the time kept the ball in their possession.
They made several attacks during the second half. Finally, at 47th Minute, Kerala got a golden opportunity which Ebin Rose (9) converted into a goal with his head. The solitary goal by Rose proved the winner for the Kerala. During the match, Referee flashed total four yellow cards - two each to Kerala and Brigade.
Minister for Building & Housing Tilu Gurung was chief guest for the day’s match. MLAs Tulsi Devi Rai and Sonam Gyatso Bhutia were also present.
It may be recalled that Titanium Kerala defeated Sikkim Police in the Quarter Final to enter the Semi Final while Army XI Red entered final of the tournament with their win over RCT Nepal.
Final match of the tourney will be held on 22nd November 2009 at Bhaichung Stadium between Army XI Red, Champion of Durand Cup Football Tournament, and the nationally recognized team Titanium Kerela. Chief Minister Dr. Pawan Chamling will be the Chief Guest on the final day which will also include a number of colourful cultural events