Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India:UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, announced that it has been crowned the football champions of Technopark for the third successive year by winning GOAL 2013, the sixth edition of Technopark’s annual football tournament organized by UST Global.
The final game between UST Global and Infosys held at the Technopark was a thrilling affair. The first half of the game was well dominated by Infosys, however the defending champions slowly came back into the game and urged on by their supporters, scored the first goal in the closing minutes of the first half. There was no let up in action in the second half. Both teams went close to scoring, but the goalkeepers stood firm.
The extra time also saw some good moves from both the teams, but as the deciding goal did not come into play, the game continued onto penalties. All four UST players who took the penalties converted their kicks which led them to win the championship for the third year in a row.
Commenting on the game, Hema Menon, UST Center Head – Trivandrum said, “UST Global has always shown passion for sports and GOAL is another platform to bring forth our teamwork and exhibit our spirit of oneness into play. We are very happy to have won the GOAL trophy for the third consecutive year in a row. This came on top of our recent win at the Integris Cricket Tournament where UST Global beat the Infosys team by one run and received the trophy by the honourable minister of State of HRD Dr. Shashi Tharoor”
The chief guest for the closing ceremony was Shri AM Sreedharan, the coach of the Kerala State Football team. He encouraged the players to keep up the passion for the game and handed over the trophies to the winners. The function was presided over by Hema Menon, UST Center Head (Trivandrum) and Subhash Parameswaran, Head of IS, UST Global. Binu S Kumar of UST Reds was awarded the ‘Player of the Tournament’ for his outstanding contribution throughout the tournament.
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