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Mangalore Blues Win KSA 26th Ramanath Payyade Memorial Football Tournament

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In a thrilling finale at the KSA ground, Cross Maidan, Mangalore Blues Sports Club emerged as the champions, securing a comfortable 2-0 victory over defending champions Karnataka Sports Club (KSC) in the Karnatak Sporting Association’s (KSA) annual 26th Ramanath Payyade Memorial League-cum-Knockout Football Tournament 2023-2024.

Despite Karnataka SC entering the match as strong favorites and eager to retain their crown, Mangalore Blues showcased a determined and solid performance, providing a tough challenge. Both teams engaged in an attacking game with plenty of goal-mouth action at either end.

Although Karnataka SC created numerous opportunities and applied pressure, their inability to convert chances into goals proved costly. Mangalore Blues gradually gained control and capitalized on their chances, with hard-working strikers Rahul Almeida and Umesh Rathod scoring the decisive goals.

Rahul Almeida was honored as the ‘Player of the Final’ for his outstanding contribution. In the third-place match, Billawa Youth Sangha dominated Shree Krishna Sports Club, securing a convincing 5-1 victory.

The Chief Guest, Dr. P.V. Shetty, President of KSA, presented the champions, Mangalore Blues, with the glittering winners’ trophy and a cheque of Rs 50,000. Karnataka SC received the runners-up trophy and a cash prize of Rs 25,000.

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