Goalkeeper Scott Moraes stood tall as Minerva Academy FC won the Futsal Club Championship at the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall in New Delhi on Sunday, February 19, 2023.
The goalkeeper saved three of the four shots from Mohammedan Sporting to hand Minerva Academy the title. On the other hand, Mohammedan Sporting custodian Augustin Savio D’Mello Rugved Yeole’s shot. The tie-breaker ended 3-1 in favour of Minerva Academy.
The match ended 2-2 in regulation time as well as extra time. Mohammedan Sporting had taken the lead through Suvo Khatoora but Clinton D’Souza equalised for Minerva Academy in the first half itself.
Then Radhakanta Singh made it 2-1 for the eventual winners. But his strike was neutralised by Sandeep Oraw’s goal.
Mohammedan Sporting’s big success was not allowing tournament’s top-scorer (25 goals) Nikhil Mali any goals but it was fitting that he took the final shot in the shootout to beat Augustin, and win the trophy for his team.