Shrinivas Dempo, the vice-president of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) hailed Churchill Brothers’ winning the I-League title as one of the “proud” moments for Goan football.
In the history of I-League, none of the Kolkata clubs have won the championship as Dempo SC (three), Salgaocar FC (one) and Churchill Brothers SC (two) taking turns to win the most important silverware in the country.
“It is definitely a proud moment for Goan football that yet again a Goan club has managed to lift the I-League title and ensuring that the trophy was retained in Goa,” Dempo told The Navhind Times.
“I therefore congratulate the Churchill Brothers management, their players and coaching staff for their stupendous achievement of regaining the I-League title,” he added.
He highlighted the domination of Goan sides in the I-League and praised the efforts put in to achieve the same.
“Churchill’s triumph in I-League once again reiterates the supremacy of Goan football in national perspective. Record suggests that I-League has been dominated by Goan clubs and the trend has continued,” he mentioned.
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