PIFA Colaba clinches Bhawani Gold Cup 2018
11th January 2018, Rajasthan: In the recently organised All India Football Tournament – Bhawani Gold Cup 2018, Mumbai’s PIFA Colaba lifted the prestigious title after defeating Sahara Lucknow 7-6 in the penalty shootout as both the sides were tied at 2-2 after the end of normal time at Dousa, Rajasthan.
Aditya Dalvi and Venkatesh (Venky) were the goalscorers in normal time who scored two fantastic goals to keep PIFA Colaba in the contention to lift the Title. In the penalty shootout, Prince, Sushil, Ranjan, Mikhil, Kalpesh, Aditya, and Pritam converted their penalty kicks which helped them to clinch the Bhawani Gold Cup 2018. For his impressive display, PIFA’s Prince was adjudged as the player of the match.
On the road to the final, PIFA Colaba had defeated BSF 5-2 in penalties after the match ended 1-1 in normal time. Prolific striker Elvis had scored for the boys in orange earlier in the game. In the semis, a goal each from Elvis and Aditya proved enough to see-off Kerala Police in the semi-final.