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Calicut and M.G University Players for Kerala Santosh Trophy Camp

Calicut University, M.G. University, Football, All India Inter-University Football Championship, Muvattupuzha, Santosh Trophy, Kerala Varama Collegere, Christ, Irinjalakkuda, ThrissurIn the recently concluded All India Inter-University football championship, Calicut university took on Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam in the final. Calicut emerged champions in a thrilling final.

Players are getting rewarded for their strong performances in the Inter-University championship through a call up to the Santosh trophy camp. Top scorer in the Inter-University championship, V.P. Suhair, midfielder Jijo Joseph and defender Rahul Raj of Calicut University is picked for the camp. While Rahul and Jijo comes from Kerala Varma College in Thrissur,  Suhair is from Christ College, Irinjalakkuda.

The Santosh Trophy camp that kicked off earlier in Thiruvananthupram already had four players from the All India Inter-University football championship runners-up M.G University.  Abhishek N Joshi, Chiko James, A.Y Girish and Jijo Jerome had secured their places in the camp through impressive performances in the state club championships.

This is after two decades that Calicut University is crowned Champions of All India Inter-University Championship. And it has been 26 years since M.G University has reached the finals of this championship played for the Ashutosh Mukerjee Trophy.

Calicut University Crowned All India Inter-University Football Champions

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Calicut University are the All India Inter-University Football Champions!

Players from six colleges under Calicut University played a whopping fifteen matches to capture this title. In the squad are seven players from Thrissur Kerala Varma college and  five from Farook College, Kozhikode. Along with players from  Christ College Irinjalakuda, Mampad MES college, Guruvayoorappan College, Kozhikode and Thrissur St. Thomas College made up the squad.

En route to the All India Inter-University Football Championship,  Calicut University were crowned South Zone Football Champions as well. The team scored 54 goals in fifteen matches (South Zone and All – India)  and conceded a paltry eight.  And of those eight, three were conceded  in the final against M.G University.

The final match played out at the Nirmal College, Muvatupuzha was a thrilling affair as per the reports, with six goals pumped in the first half itself. Here is a cool match report! Striker Calicut University, football , Kozhikode, Kerala, All India Inter-University Football Championship, Ashutosh Mukerjee Trophy, M.G University, Kottayam, Nirmala College, MuvattupuzhaK. Suhair of Christ College Irinjalakkuda top goals tally with sixteen!

The team was coached by Satheevan Balan, Harry Benny was the assistant coach and Irshad Hassan the manager.

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