In 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.