Goa Tops West Zone after defeating Madhya Pradesh with a narrow 1-0 margin in their last group fixture at Solapur on Monday.
Former FC Goa player Joaquim Abranches scored the sole goal for Goa in the 2ndquarter of the game off Lalawmpuias assist. Madhya Pradesh on the other hand tried to get back one but Goa held on to their lead till the end of 2ndhalf.
“I am very pleased with the performance of our boys. The result says it everything. They gave their best in the tournament so far and deservingly emerged the West Zone,” said a delighted Goa coach Samir Naik.
“We had many chances in the game but I think we got what we wanted and I am happy for the boys. The ground was not the best, but the boys did not complain and did their job,” added Naik.
Goa defeated Madhya Pradesh to Top West Zone qualifiers in Santosh Trophy.
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