A.G. Maharashtra emerged champions in the recently concluded Indian Audit & Accounts Department (IA&AD) West Zone Football Tournament 2022 which was held at Gwalior, by defeating A.G. Jaipur in the finals, 2-0.
The tournament was held from April 4 to April 5, at Gwalior.
In the semifinals, A.G. Maharashtra, comprising of Players from A.G. Nagpur and A.G. Mumbai blanked the hosts A.G. Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 5-0,Â via 2 goals from Pawan Singh Rawat in the 13th and in 21st minutes, Ashish (6th min), Momin HashmiÂ (16th min) and Francis David (30th min). All the five goals came in the first half.
In the finals, A.G. Maharashtra beat A.G. Rajasthan 2-0. After playing a goalless first half, A.G. Maharashtra drew first blood when Ashish scored the first goal in the 54th minute. Momin Hashmi consolidated the lead by scoring the team’s 2nd goal in the 63rd minute and lifted the West Zone winning trophy.
Shri R. Thiruppathi Venkatasamy, Accountant General (Audit) – felicitated the victorious A.G. Maharashtra winning team and wished them luck for the IA &AD Inter
Zone Football team which is slated to be held in Nagpur from 19th to 21st April 2022. A.G. (Audit)-II, Maharashtra, Nagpur will be hosts for the tournament.
Ms. Pallavi Holkar, Sr. Dy. Accountant General (AMG-II), Naresh Kumar Manne, Dy. Accountant General (AMG-IV), H.T. Fulpadia, Sr. DAG (Admn) & Welfare Officer, Devendra Mishra, President (AGRC), Rajendra Negi, Welfare Assistant were present on the occasion.
A.G. Maharashtra Team was led by Anbirban Paul, while other players of the team were Alim Sheikh, Shoeb Rizwan, Gopal Singh, Anil Chaudhary, Francis David, Naqeeb Akhtar, Akar Dhanu, Suryabali Yadav, Vijay Hooda, Sumit Pundir, Shaikh Mohammad Bilal, Nachiket Palav, Sukhdeep Singh Sahota, Pawan Singh Rawat, Ashi, Afzal Akhtar and Momin Hashmi.
Coach of the team wass Mohammad Rafique, while Manager was Dhanraj Yetta.