Rustomjee MDFA U-16 Yuva President League: Iron Born FC hammer eight past YFA


Day 1 of the Rustomjee MDFA Yuva president League U16 started off with a bang as the opening game of the tournament featuring Iron Born FC saw goals galore, in other games, Sunday Boys and Footie First pick wins

What better way to start a new partnership or a new venture than starting it on the day India won its freedom. the first official league of this newest venture in Mumbai Football, Rustomjee – MDFA Yuva president League kicked off today(15th August) with the ritual of Flag hoisting early in the day setting the perfect tone for the league.

With football beginning to take center stage in India, corporate like Rustomjee taking up responsibility of sponsoring Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) is not only a huge welcome sight for the Mumbai football but also gives a huge encouragement to all other footballers and peoples associated with the game. Its not just the financial support that makes the difference, the values on which the organisation runs, as the director of Rustomjee Mr Percy Chowdhry puts it ‘Childhoods Available’ the fact that the organisation believes in the importance of giving children the space, freedom and opportunities for their development is also very invigorating, here is hoping for this new partnership to take Mumbai football to greater heights.

Quick Match Updates:

In a group A encounter, Riding on the hat-tricks of Raj Anil and Suraj Kumar, Iron Born FC hammered in a whopping 8 goals against a hapless YFA side to start off their campaign on high. YFA struggled against the combination play off Iron Born, crumbling under the sustained pressure of attacks from their Opponent. Apart from the two hat-trick heroes’ Nathanllo and Katib Aslam chipped in with two goals to complete the rout for Iron Born FC

YFA 0 – 8 Iron Born FC (Suraj Kumar 19’, 24’, 32’, Nathan Murello 31’, Raj Anil 34’, 45, 49’, Khatib Aslam 46’)

In the 2nd game of the day, Western India United FC faced Footie First Academy in group F fixture with the latter edging to a close 2-1 win. Jatin Loahana and Faisal Shaikh had earlier put Footie First into a comfortable 2-0 lead, however, Tanish Shirishkar’s strike for Western India United FC opened up the game. In the end, Footie First held on to their lead to come out with all three points.

Footie First Academy (Jatin Loahana, Faisal Shaikh) 2 – 1 Western India United FC (Tanish Shirishkar)

In a group G encounter Sunday Boys thwarted off Mumbai Strikers early resistance to pull off a comfortable 3-1 win. Arjun Ranjith opened the goal scoring for Sunday Boys before Joshua Thomas pulled things back to level terms with his strike. However, a second goal from Arjun Ranjith followed by Arya Berde’s strike ended Mumbai strikers stiff resistance as the game ended at 3-1 score in favour of Sunday Boys.

Sunday Boys (Arjun Ranjith (2 Goals), Arya Berde) 3 – 1 Mumbai Strikers (Joshua Thomas)

Also Read: Rustomjee Enters Sponsorship Agreement with MDFA

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