Reserve Bank of India lifts Mohammed Hussain Trophy

In an exciting finale, RBI beat Atlanta FC to lift the Mohammed Hussain Trophy - a knockout tournament for Super Division clubs of Mumbai Football

In an exciting finale, RBI beat Atlanta FC to lift the Mohammed Hussain Trophy – a knockout tournament for Super Division clubs of Mumbai Football

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) played with plenty of grit and determination and went on to record a convincing 2-0 win against Atlanta Sports Club in an exciting final of the Rustomjee-MDFA Mohammed Hussain Memorial knockout football tournament for Super Division clubs played out at the Neville D’Souza ground on Saturday.

The bankers showed better understanding and held the upper hand against the Atlanta outfit, who put up quite a strong challenge but could not convert their chances to goal.

The match witnessed an even contest initially as both sides tried to create opening in the rival defence, but Reserve Bank succeeded in getting the breakthrough through Tejas Shinde in the 27th minute as the team a led with a narrow 1-0 advantage at the break.

In the 2nd half, Reserve Bank continued to put pressure on the Atlanta defence and within minutes of restart young Durarte D’Souza fired home the second goal in the 48th minute to double  the lead and seal the win and ensure the bankers emerged champions.

The champions Reserve Bank of India received the Mohammed Hussain Memorial Trophy and a cash award of Rs 25,000 from Chief Guest Mrs Safia B. Ulde, sister of Mohammed Hussain, while Nigel D’Souza, son of Neville D’Souza, presented Atlanta with the runners-up trophy and a prize fund of Rs 15,000.

Results – final: 

Reserve Bank of India (Tejas Shinde 27, Durarte D’Souza 48)  2 – 0 Atlanta  SC

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