IFB Boca Juniors Football Champs - New Delhi Leg

The country’s first ever platform for talented footballers from schools and colleges started their eight city journey from Chandigarh last week.
IFB Industries Ltd in association with Boca Juniors Football Club of Argentina kick-started the IFB Boca Juniors Football Champs with a vision to search for the country’s next Diego Maradona or Carlos Tevez.

The historic Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Stadium played host to the New Delhi leg of this initiative. On Saturday the 7th of December we saw a turnout of 38 top School teams from New Delhi battling it out become the regional champions.

CRPF Public School of Rohini emerged as the champions of the school leg of IFB Boca Juniors Football champs. The Rohini based team led by skipper Anuj Kumar defeated Sarwan Public School by a solitary goal to win the rights to represent New Delhi in the national finals to be held in the month of April 2014.

Inonito Zhimoni was adjudged as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Mr. Jamhid Nassiri, Head Scout of the event was very pleased with the talent that was shortlisted from the capital, “We saw some interesting talent. If we work on them, they can surely become one of the biggest footballers in the country.”

New Delhi College Champions

In a hard fought final for the College leg, Maharaja Agrasen College got the better of Bharatiya Vidyapeeth in penalties after being deadlocked in regulation time, to become the College Champions of the first ever IFB Boca Juniors Football Champs.

The college leg saw a total of 20 teams participate in this event which is the country’s first ever Inter College Football Development program. Deepesh Rana of Ram Lal Anand College was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

Mr. Ranjan Mathur, Associate Vice President of IFB Industries Limited gave away the prizes. CRPF Public School and Maharaja Agrasen College will now represent New Delhi in the national finals of the IFB Boca Juniors Football Champs to be held in April next year.

IFB Boca Juniors Football Champs will now travel to Kolkata.

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