Mini Olympic Football Tournament - 2016

11th /17th November, 2016

The 2016 Mini Olympic Soccer Tournament took place over the week of November 11th /17th.  An event hosted at the Islamic stadium of Saharanpur, UP.

Different teams from across Saharanpur District battled to win the coveted trophies. Glocal University was represented by International students who performed very well; the Glocal team was coached by Mr Falikou Mohamed Karamoko who worked hard to prepare the team.

The tournament kicked-off on Thursday 11th November with Glocal team playing a single match against an inexperienced team wining their first game 6-1. For the second match, before half time, Glocal was asked to reduce the time of the match as too many goals were being scored.  It was agreed that the match would be shortened to 20 minutes a half.  At full time the score was 12 – 2. The final at Islamic Stadium was attended by most of the schools and a large contingent of supporters from Glocal University.  It was a noisy, colorful occasion and a very tough, tense match with a score of 4-0.

During the tournament Glocal team had shown their performance by winning all the matchs till the final. That performance brought for them the gold medal position and the Cup.

For any athlete a championship medal is the ultimate achievement, that is what African students have brought to Glocal University along with the Cup, but for these students, it was also the culmination of determination and courage.

It was a tremendous effort by the Glocal International boys who played the best soccer of their careers. Thanks to the Glocal sport committee and we congratulate all players on their performance and expect greater things from them in the future!

Name of players: Mohamed Caramoko, Alim Mohamed Kande, Mamadou Karamoko, Daouda Fofana, Lassina Dosso, Yves - Alain Akasson, Mohamed Lamine Yansane, Ibrahima Karamoko, Jean Baptiste Kassi, Issouf Karamoko, Abdoulaye Bamba, Medjo Timoko Fofana, Youssouf Fofana, Mamadou Ben Dosso, Hamadou Fofana.

By Guylain LBK, Coordinator of International Students.

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