The First edition of G.T.A Chairman´s Gold Cup kicked off from 9thDecember with sixteen teams competing for the glory, the participants included 9 teams from Kolkata namely Aryans Club, Kalighat Milan Sangh, Southern Samity, Kolkata Customs, Bhawanipur Club, East Bengal, Rainbow A.C, Mohammedan Sporting and B.S.S S.C.
Four local teams from the region with United Darjeeling, Kalimpong XI, Royal F.C and United Kurseong F.C and three teams from neighbouring states which included United Sikkim F.C, Oil India and B.S.F Jalandhar.
East Bengal, Kalighat M.S, Oil India and Mohammedan Sporting reached the semi final stages of the tournament. Plenty of dramas and exciting matches in the Semi Final stages didn´t let the spectators down.
First semi final which was held in N.P Ground Darjeeling, East Bengal took on Kalighat M.S. Where East Bengal came out victorious in a penalty shoot out after the game ended goalless in regulation time.
Second Semi Final was held at Mela Ground Kalimpong which is also the venue for the finals. With packed stadium, for the game between Mohammedan Sporting Club and Oil India F.C Assam. Mohammedan Sporting Club comfortably won by two goals to nil to book themselves in the final with East Bengal.
Now as we head into the Finals of first G.T.A Chairman´s Gold Cup tomorrow, football fans are expecting a high profile game between the two Kolkata giants.
The best is yet to be delivered for the football loving people of Kalimpong in the Finals.
Goalie365 takes a look back at the tournament to give our viewers a preview of what has happened so far.
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