Samba club defeats Shaheen Club, lifts Baba Hasal Dev Memorial Football Tourney title

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
Samba, Sept 30: Samba Football Club today defeated Shaheen Football Club in the final of the Baba Hasal Dev Memorial Football Tournament, played at Gurha Slathia in Vijaypur Assembly constituency this afternoon.
Congratulating the winners and runners up, former Minister and State Secretary National Conference Mr Surjeet Singh Slathia expressed happiness over soccer becoming popular in the area, with young and talented sports persons taking lead role in the game. He said like cricket, the game of football has attained enviable place in the sports world, opening vistas of opportunities to youngsters in career development.
Slathia said he was happy to see the players performing well and excelling in the traditional sport by maintaining high standards and discipline in the game. He said the discipline and skills shown by the participating players would inspire the young people to participate in game, which has gained international recognition and huge fan following in recent times.
He described sports imperative for overall personality development and urged the youth to participate in the games in a big way, alongside pursuing academics.
The Organisers of the event, Jatinder Singh Makhnu, Shekhar Slathia, Sudershan Slathia, Ajay Singh, Ashwani Slathia, Posha Slathia, Panku Slathia, Vijay Slathia and Dayanidhi Singh Slathia welcomed the Chief Guest and spelled out the initiatives being taken to promote sports in Vijaypur Assembly Constituency.
At the concluding function, Slathia gave away trophies to winners and runner up teams besides prizes to players for their distinction in the game.


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