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Valanka Alemao: It's victory for Goa and Goan football

Churchill Brothers SC players celebrating

Churchill Brothers SC players celebrating

Churchill Brothers SC CEO Valanka Alemao was a happy woman after her team won the 35th Federation Cup 2014 on Saturday. Churchill won the final 3-1 against rivals Sporting Clube de Goa [+ match report | + pictures].

“It’s historic victory for Churchill Brothers,” stated an ecstatic Valanka Alemao. “For the first in the history of the Federation Cup Churchill Brothers qualified for the finals beating Kolkata’s Mohun Bagan and won the prestigious cup. This is a victory for Goan footbal and all our fans supporters and well wishers.

“It’s victory for Goa and Goan football. I salute the fans. Congratulations to all the players, coaches, technical director Bhowmick, head coach Mariano Dias, manager Denzie Ferrao and all support staff.”

“It was a superb team work. The victory showed once again that Goa is the powerhouse of football in India,” Valanka Alemao added. She also dedicated the victory to the late mother of technical director Subash Bhowmick.

Churchill Alemao told: “I am proud of my boys, they showed immense character and self belief during the tournament.”

The victorious Churchill Brothers team is expected to arrive in Davolim on Sunday at 16.00 IST. The team will be taken in a motorcade to Margao where they will go through the main arteries of the city and then proceed via Colva Benaulim and finally wind up at Varca Club House where a big cake will be cut.