Football: Good start for Dharwad

Players of South Western Railway and Dharwad District vie  for ball at C R S Challenge Trophy football tournament, organised in Mandya on Friday. Dh photo

In  another match, Mysore Muslim team took a lead by defeating their nearest rival Benaka football Club members by 3-0 goals. The inaugural match made the sports lovers curious.
 
The Swarna Football Development Institute of Mandya and other Football Clubs of the region has organised this eight-day football tournament as part of the birthday celebrations of Member of Parliament N Cheluvarayaswamy to enthuse the football fans. As many as 16 teams including prominent Goa and Kerala teams are participating in the tournament.
On Saturday at 2 pm, the Kodagu Football team will face the Dakshina Kannada Football team, while Swarna Football team will play against Chitradurga team.

Inauguration

Earlier, Superintendent of Police Koushalendrakumar inaugurated the tournament. City Municipal Council President Arunkumar, Vice -president M J Chikkanna, Standing Committee Chairman Gowrish, District JD(S) president D Ramesh, CMC members Padmavathi, Sridhar, Swarna Football Club representative Auto Nagaraj, Venkat and others were present.

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