FootFun Football Academy’s 5-A-Side Tournament receives tremendous response

Footfun Football Academy’s 5-A-Side tournament was held on the Western Railway ground, Mahalaxmi on the 3rd April i.e the Sunday. Mr Savio Rodrigues , the head coach of FFA the was backbone of this wonderful grassroot tournament which had only two age groups, the U-8 and the U-10. The whole event was for a single day and had 22 teams participating. To grace this wonderful tournament we had with us film actor and model Mr Shahwar Ali and a highly reputed personality Mr Shoaib Ahmed .Over the 50 games played on the day we managed to potray some of the most important games and their results.

U-8 (Important matches)

Numero Uno beat Ashoka Stars 7-0 . Mumbai United thumped Ashoka Stars by 6-0. DY Stunners lost 5-1 against Numero Uno .Impressario beat A.G.Strikers 6-0.

U-10 (Important matches)

Terrific Titans strolled past SMUFC in a 5-0 win. Soccer Maniacs beat A.G.Titans 6-1. Soccer Manics eged the Scottish strikers 5-3 in a thrilling end to end game. SMUFC beat A.G.Titans 4-0. Scottish Strikers beat A.G.Titans 6-0. OIS beat A.G.Titans 8-0.

After a long session of group matches, 4 teams from the U-8 and U-10 qualified for the semifinals. The winning team from the U-8 category were team Impressario while AB Champs had to settle for the runners-up trophy. In the U-10 category Terrific Titans claimed the winning trophy while OIS were the runners-up. The best part of the prize distribution ceremony was that every kid in the runners up and the winning team was given a small trophy along with the coaches.

There were a lot of individual awards presented to best player in the semifinal and the final.

U-8 category awards

  • Best player in semifinal 1- Rajveer Chauhan of Numero Uno
  • Best player in semifinal 2- Mehlam Dilawer of Mumbai United
  • Best player in final (Winning team)- Yahoman Kumar of Impressario
  • Best player in final (runners-up team)- Aryan of AB Champs
  • Best player of the tournament- Abdeali Tajer of Impressario


U-10 category awards

  • Best player in semifinal 1- Tanish Udeshi of Super 7
  • Best player in semifinal 2- Amartya of Kenkre
  • Best player in final (winning team) – Sumeet Kamat of Terrific Titans
  • Best player in final (runners-up team)- Tomotaka of OIS
  • Best player of the tounament- Hanzala Kapadi of Terrific Titans

The tournament turned out to be a huge success as there were close to 100 goals scored in the entire day. A huge round of applause for all the referees who were present for the tournament. A big thank you to all the parents for supporting their kids to participate in this grassroot level tournament. Last but not the least, a huge round of applause for Mr Savio Rodrigues who hosted this tournament without the help of sponsors. His passion and love for the game should be credited. Everyone at Football Counter would like to thank Mr Savio Rodrigues for hosting this grassroot level tournament.