DU shines at all India football competition

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After long hours on the pitch of training and hard work, the Delhi University team managed to etch their names in history this year. With a string of great performances they managed to achieve something that has constantly evaded Delhi University in the past. The 3rd place finish in the All India Inter-University Championships held in Kerala is something that both the players and the coaches will remember for years to come. The team lost in the semi finals to Mahatma Gandhi University. Calicut University went on to win the competition. Apoorv Kakkar, a player on the team, said that “Next year we will aim to do even better in all competitions.” Before this extraordinary feat at the All India competition, the team kept the DU flag on top with a third place finish in the North Zone competition held in Patiala. Shashank Mamgain was adjudged best striker of the tournament. The fact that it was a young squad only added to the glory and pride. When we asked the players about the experience, they told us that it was a great opportunity and the exposure really benefited them. In terms of support from the University, the response was not as enthusiastic as there were problems in terms of daily allowance and financial assistance that players had to face. The selection process for the University team was one that the players thought was fair and one that ensured that the best players got selected.  All in all it was a year to remember for the team and the players are looking forward to bettering their performance in the years to come.

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