The 128th Edition of Durand Football Tournament ended with an action packed final match between Army Green & NEROCA FC.
A colourful Closing Ceremony at Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi added hue to the match. The winner of this year’s #DurandCup is Army Green Team of the # IndianArmy & the Runners up are NEROCA Football Club from Manipur. The Chief Guest for the Ceremony was Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha,the Chief of the Air Staff & Chairman Chief of Staff Committee. Admiral Sunil Lanba ,Chief Of Naval Staff (CNS) and Lt Gen Bipin Rawat, #VCOAS were also present at the finals. The Chief Guest gave away the prizes to the Winners & Runners Up.
ACM Arup Raha appreciated the sportsman spirit and the enthusiasm shown by the participating teams. The 15 day football extravaganza was played in a most competitive and healthy environment . It was a delightful feast of great footballing skills enjoyed by the spectators.The Final was a closely played match with both teams fighting it out till the last minute and there were many exciting moments in the match which really kept the spectators on the edge of their seats.
The Prize money for the winning team was Rs 45 lacs, Rs 20 lacs for Runners up and Rs Five lacs each to both losing semi finalists.
Source : ADGPI