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Monday, February 23, 2015

28th All India Postal Football Tournament 2014-15

28th All  India Postal Football Tournament for the year 2014-15 held at Mapusa (Goa) from 16th to 20th February 2015. 
Kerala circle won the championship by beating last year champion Karnataka Circle by 2-1. In Hard Line match, Odisha circle beat UP circle by 5-0. 
Shri Bruno Coutinho, International Football player and Arjun Awardee gave away the prizes to the winners in the concluding ceremony held at Mapusa (Goa) on 20/2/2015. Bruno Coutinho is a football player from Goa, and winner of the Arjuna Award in 2001, a national Indian award for excellence in sport. Among his other achievements are representing India in the President's Cup in 1989 in Dhaka, heading the Indian Under-23 team for the 1991 pre-Olympics, for the SAF Games in 1995 and 1996 and the Asia Cup in MalaysiaBruno Coutinho was the All India Football Federation player of the year when he played for Salgaocar Sports Club of Goa in the year 1996. Coutinho has also been a former Indian football captain. His much-watched career has spanned nearly a decade-and-half. He first played for India at a school tournament at Brunei in 1987. Joining the prominent Goan team Dempo SC in 1988, he moved to another prominent mining-linked Salgaocar team in 1987.
Shri P. K. Bisoi, Chief PMG, Maharashtra circle and Shri Charles Lobo, PMG, Goa Region and SSPOs, Goa Division also attended the concluding ceremony. 

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