Next Gen Cup: Bengaluru FC ends campaign on a high with 2-1 win over Sudeva Delhi FC

Bengaluru FC defeated Sudeva Delhi FC 2-1 to finish their campaign positively in the Reliance Foundation presents Premier League Next Generation Cup at the Reliance Corporate Park (RCP) in Navi Mumbai today.

The Blues scored a goal in either half courtesy of some impeccable playmaking by attacking midfielder Amay Morajkar.

There was not much to separate the two sides for the better part of the first half. However, the Blues began seeing much more of the ball as they settled into the proceedings. They increased the ante of their attacking moves and bore the fruit of the same with a sensational strike from the left flank by Monirul Molla at the brink of the half-time whistle to get Bengaluru ahead in the game.

Morajkar had neatly set up this move just prior to the goal. He interlinked incredibly with his fellow midfielders and took on a couple of Sudeva players before launching a powerful strike from outside the box. The shot was on target but was saved cleanly by Sudeva goalkeeper Ashish Sibi, who started ahead of their mainstay Sachin Jha today.

15 minutes into the second half, Morajkar initiated some incisive offensive moves for the Blues. He distributed the ball well to the flanks, which helped Bengaluru stretch the Sudeva defense. The midfielder then capitalized on the open spaces in the middle by engaging in some quick one-two passes with his forwards. Bekey Oram from Bengaluru pressed high to recover the possession and the team immediately broke into an attack that culminated with Morajkar putting the ball into the back of the net.

Sudeva, however, sustained their efforts right until the very last minute of the game. They pressed collectively to win the ball back in the midfield even during the added time. This helped them launch a counter-attack in the 73rd minute, which was accurately finished off by substitute Ramesh Chhetri. The team from the national capital can walk back with their heads held high in confidence after an inspiring run in the Reliance Foundation Development League (RFDL) followed by a learning experience in the Reliance Foundation presents Premier League Next Generation Cup.

“I respect their performance. The boys have been playing back-to-back and they have been really cooperating with me. They have a great future, so we will definitely see them playing in many games. Thanks to the Reliance Foundation for giving them this opportunity. They should keep this tournament alive so that the boys can get a lot of game time as it contributes a lot to the improvement of young footballers in India,” Sudeva coach Chencho Dorji reflected on the importance of the tournament in the aftermath of the game.

“I am very happy. The important thing is that the team is also happy. Finishing on a good note is the most important part,” Bengaluru coach Kaizad Ambapardiwalla mentioned. He added, “We have been continuously playing back-to-back matches for two months now. There was a lot to learn for the players. We are happy that we got to play in these games and it will be good in the future also if we get more matches, which will be very helpful for the Indian kids.” 

Brief Scores

Bengaluru FC 2 (Monirul Molla 35’, Amay Morajkar 50’) – 1 (Ramesh Chhetri 73’) Sudeva Delhi FC

Also Read:

Everton seal second spot in Group A with 2-1 victory over RFYC

WIFA Inter District Tournament for Junior Boys Begins May 24

SSE BFC to conduct trials for U9 to U17 age group players

SSE BFC Soccer School will be conducting fresh trials this month for players aged below 17 to be part of their football program SSE BFC Soccer Schools is a football…


India Khelo Football Season 3 Trials for Mumbai and Thane are here

India Khelo Football (IKF) is back with Season 3 of its widely acclaimed trials with an aim to cover more than 50 cities this time around. After the resounding success…


Mastering the Art of Football Trials: Key Pre-Trial Factors to Keep in Mind

Football trials are a critical juncture for aspiring players to showcase their skills and secure a spot in a team. To maximize your chances of success, it’s essential to tailor your approach based on your playing position as well as keeping in mind a few pre-trial factors.


Somaiya Sports Academy to conduct trials for MFA 2nd Division campaign

Somaiya Sports Academy is looking for passionate young football players for the Somaiya Sports Academy Football Team to compete in the MFA 2nd Division League 2023-2024. If selected, you will…


BFC Soccer Schools – Mumbai to conduct trials for U14 & U16 Girls

The BFC Soccer Schools Elite team girls’ trials are coming up in search of talented players from the U14 to U16 (Born 2009 and after) age groups into the club’s…


Opportunity to make the team: U.K.M. Kothrud FC conducts selection trials for girls team

Pune-based U.K.M. Kothrud FC has announced that they will be conducting selection trials for their girl’s team on 15th January 2023 The club welcomes all players to come and showcase…


The Sunday Football League Season 4 is back

The Sunday Football League is back with its fourth season, and it’s shaping up to be the best one yet. With eight talented teams competing at the Kes Kandivali turf, there…


BFC Soccer Schools Elite team trials in Feb

Bengaluru FC launched their Mumbai program last season with the Soccer Schools and Elite programs with its local partner Soccer Schools of Excellence (SSE).  Bengaluru Football Club is a professional club…


India Khelo Football Season 2 Trials in Mumbai: A Chance to Kickstart Your Football Career

After conducting trials in 34 cities & villages across India, India Khelo Football is coming to Mumbai to hunt talent on 7th January. India Khelo Football kickstarted its season 2…


Mumbai Customs to conduct trials for Elite League

Former champions Mumbai Customs will be holding open trials for the upcoming MFA Elite Corporate League (Elite Division) The 2019 MFA Elite Division champions Mumbai Customs are conducting open trials…