Marc makes his mark!

Jul 24, 2013, 00:51 IST | Sundari Iyer

13-year-old ignores chest pain and scores solitary goal to take Don Bosco to DSO U-17 title

Marc D’Souza scored Don Bosco’s solitary goal as the Matunga school beat Colaba Municipal School 1-0 to win the District Sports Office (DSO) U-17 football title at Azad Maidan yesterday.

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Don Bosco’s Marc D’Souza (left) in action during the DSO U-17 final at Azad Maidan. PIC/Atul Kamble

D’Souza — who was injured in Bosco’s opening MSSA game against St Lawrence, Kandivli on Monday — ignored the chest pain and played a crucial role in his team’s victory.

“We just wanted to win at any cost. It was an important final and I couldn’t stop myself from playing. The title mattered more to me than the pain. I am glad that my goal helped the team win. The pain is still there, but I am happy that it isn’t a serious injury,” Marc told MiD DAY.

“It feels nice to be the DSO champions. But there is still a long way to go this season. Now we need to play the other DSO and MSSA tournaments and I want to win as many titles for my school as possible,” added the 13-year-old who studies in Standard X. 

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