Bhubaneswar: The Tata Steel Friendship Cup football tournament was held at Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday. In the first semi-final between Journalists and Leaders, the latter won. The media team lost the match with a score of 3-2.
In the second semi-final Tata Steel team defeated the Officers (bureaucrats) team 1-0. In the final match between Tata Steel and Leaders in which Tata Steel won the match. The Leaders or MLA and Minister’s team were runners-up of the tournament.
Energy Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra said that the tournament in which Bureaucrats, Media Personnel, Tata Steel’s corporate officials and Leaders 11 (MLAs and Ministers) participated sends a nice message to youths of Odisha.
“Our youngsters should become conscious towards sports and specially popularise football in every nook and corner of the state,” he added.