St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa, beat Govt. College, Quepem (GCQ) 8-7 via tie-breaker, to win the Inter-Collegiate Men’s Football Championship 2022-23 organised by Goa University.
In a well-contested final at Rosary College Ground, Navelim, both the teams were locked 0-0 in regulation time. Both teams had nearly equal ball possession, shots on target, and good defence in the final. Govt. College, Quepem were on the offensive most of the time in the second half, with long-range shots and penetration in the penalty area, but they could not score a goal.
St. Xavier’s College also strengthened their defence and did some tough tackling to keep the Govt. College, Quepem attacks at bay. In the shoot-out, St. Xavier’s kept their cool in the decisive moments and won 8-7 on penalties, to lift the trophy.
Dr. Ananya Das, Officiating Principal, Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts and Science, Margao; Fr. Dylan D’Costa, Assistant to the Parish Priest of Navelim Parish, Dr. Joydeep Bhattacharjee, Principal, Govt. College, Quepem; and Fr. Antonio Salema, Administrator, St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa; graced the valedictory function and presented medals and trophies to the finalists.