Press Releases2014Aug 20, 2014
MYJ IC mesmerize the crowd and win Mumbai FC's Independence Cup 2014 at Inorbit, Malad
Mumbai FC hosted a successful Independence Cup at Inorbit Mall, Malad on the 15th and 16th of August. The conditions were perfect for football with cloudy skies & some mild wind blowing. The tournament saw 32 teams participating for a cash prize of Rs. 20,000 & goodies worth Rs. 50,000 from Ten Sports, the sports channel partner for the event.
The crowd witnessed a breezy start with Macabi Tel Aviv winning the first match of Round One 12 - 3. Their dominance showed why they have won the TIMES Super Soccer tournament and one of the previous versions of the Independence Cup amongst recent honours. The tournament also saw impressive performances from the likes of Androits, Millat FC, MYJ IC Extension and Boombastic.
The semifinalists included 4 of the aforementioned teams with Androits falling prey to Macabi in the quarters. Coincidentally, 3 of the 4 semifinalists were donning Yellow Jerseys, which matched the colours of Mumbai FC.
Mumbai FC players Ashutosh Mehta and Jayesh Rane also came to watch the teams play which inspired the players to perform well.
The final, which was witnessed by the Mumbai FC Head Coach Kahlid Jamil, saw MYJ IC Extension win the tournament by beating Macabi on penalties. The winners were ecstatic one of the players MYJ IC players said, "It is one of those rare opportunities where we can showcase our talent in front of Khalid Jamil, one of the top coaches in Indian Football. Winning the final against such a good team shows our qualities."
Mumbai FC would continue to conduct such community building activities throughout the season and engage fans across the city.