Christ Church beat Activity 7-0 in Ahmed Sailor KO

Sep 23, 2013, 01:15 IST | Sundari Iyer

Christ Church (Byculla) entered the quarter-final of the Mumbai Schools Sports Association (MSSA) Ahmed Sailor knockout boys U-16 inter-school football tournament in style on Saturday with a 7-0 win over Activity High School (Kemps Corner) at Azad Maidan.

The victors were without four key players — Rayyan Shaikh, Ancel Andrews, Daniel Haider and Ahmed Gani — who are part of the state team in Ranchi for the Jr National Championships.

Juzer Dhinojwala and Dhwanir Shah
Christ Church's Juzer Dhinojwala heads the ball as Activity goalkeeper Dhwanir Shah (in blue) tries to stop him at Azad Maidan on Saturday. Pic/Satyajit Desai

Skipper Hatim Kapase, Obedth Misal and Juzer Dhinojwala scored a brace each while Adil Khan netted a goal in the 39th minute as Christ Church dominated throughout. The Byculla outfit will take on Don Bosco (Matunga) in the quarter-final.

“We were under pressure as Activity had won their last match against Saifee 5-0. I told the kids to be ready for a tough match as we did not have four of our main players.  

“The team had promised me that they will play their best and win. I am glad they kept their promise,” said Christ Church coach Nilesh Rao. Meanwhile, Christ Church skipper Hatim said: “Playing Bosco’s isn’t going to be easy. We are ready for the challenge as we have nothing to lose.”  

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