AIFF all praise for Services and Tamil Nadu

All India Football Federation President Mr. Kushal Das congratulated the Services team for winning the 66th edition of the Santosh Trophy at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack and for their consistent performance and discipline throughout the tournament.

This is Services’ second triumph in the Tournament, the earlier one being in 1960-61. Mr. Das also hailed the performance of Tamil Nadu boys who ended up as runners-up. “This was the first time Tamil Nadu made it to the final of the Santosh Trophy after forty years. The average age of the boys was between 23-24 and that’s commendable indeed. I sincerely believe the performance will inspire a new generation to take up the sport,” he said.

Mr. Das also had a word of praise for the President of Tamil Nadu Football Association, Mr. Seni Mohinudden. “Under his leadership, football in Tamil Nadu is surely on the rise. His energy, enthusiasm and dedication will certainly go a long way in developing the sport in Tamil Nadu,” he added. “I look forward to working with him for the development of the sport in the state and country in general.