MAHARASHTRA WINS NATIONAL TITLE
PORUS SHROFF PART OF WINNING STATE TEAM
12-year-old Porus Firdaus Shroff was part of the winning Maharashtra Team that won the National Under 13 Football Championship just concluded at the Tata Football Academy in Jamshedpur .
Battling with 32 states and alien conditions the boys from Maharasahtra gave a sterling performance and won laurels for the state.
Porus with trophy.
To have a P arsi boy play football at this level and stand 2nd in the Individual Skills competition is a very appaluadable feat. Porus scored 4 goals in the tournament and helped the state get valuable points and the 2nd place individual effort tilted the scales in Maharashtra ‘s favour as all points counted. Shaun another Maharahstra boy stood 2nd in the goalkeeping contest as well and these points also helped the state.
Under the coaching of Mr. Maloy Sengupta the boys showed immense promise and surely test performances will help P orus get into the limelight for the India team.
Porus has been invited by his team the ‘ Kenkre Football Academy to join the under-13 team going to Barcelona in March 09 to play the “M editerranean Football Cup ‘ where teams from Manchester United, Arsenal, Ajax , Barcelona , Real Madrid, Brazil, Mexico etc, will be present.
Porus stood second with Dr. Shaji, Incharge – National Teams.
This I nternational Exposure will be of great benefit for Porus provided he gets enough sponsorship to make the trip.