Indian Football: Minerva Academy colts to face Ozone FC youngsters in Premier Cup final

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Ozone FC got the better of Shillong Lajong while Minerva Academy downed Bengaluru FC in the semifinals of the widely popular Premier Cup...

Minerva Academy FC U16s - defending champions of the Premier Cup, a popular youth championship held in association with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) - have qualified for the final of the 2017 edition after downing Bengaluru FC colts 1-0 at the Cooperage stadium, Mumbai. Nongdamba Naorem scored the winner for The Warriors in the 52nd minute in a closely fought encounter. 

They will take on the youth team of Ozone FC, a I-League second division outfit from Bengaluru, in the final after they dismantled Shillong Lajong 4-1 in the other semifinal. Ozone FC had a brace from Ignatius John and strikes from Ajay Alex and Manvir Singh to thank while Parvaj Bhuiya got the consolation for the team from Meghalaya. 

The final will be held at the Cooperage stadium in Mumbai on 10th February, Friday. 

Semifinal scores: 

OZONE FC 4-1 SHILLONG LAJONG 

GOALSCORER MIN TEAM
Ignatius John 20 Ozone FC
Ajay Alex (Pen) 28 Ozone FC
Parvaj Bhuiya 37 Shillong Lajong
Ignatius John 75 Ozone FC
Manvir Singh 90+3 Ozone FC

 

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MINERVA ACADEMY 1-0 BENGALURU FC

GOALSCORER MIN TEAM
Nongdamba Naorem 52 Minerva Academy

 

 

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