POWERED by ex-internationals including Aziz Azizan and G. Shanmugam, Indian Association Penang secured a rare double finish at the 7th International Sevens Football challenge.
They won both the Masters and Veterans categories, and each winning team pocketed RM1,500 during the one-day challenge at the Polo Ground in Penang.
In the Masters final, they handed defending champion Malaysia Indians Veterans Association a 2-0 beating.
Aziz produced the killer touch midway in the second half before Shanmugam delivered the second blow just moments later.
Their veterans, not to be outdone, were also in their element as they finished top in the round robin competition with five wins and a draw.
Selangor’s TM Jones came in second with two wins and four draws.
Indian Association Penang’s sports chairman Dr Kalaikumar Nachi said they had won the Veterans category three times in 2013, 2015 and 2016.
“The double finish is something which we never really expected.
“Our success belongs to the players.
“Our veterans were determined to regain the crown we last won in 2016 while our team in the Masters challenge wanted to do the association proud.
“This is the first time we are crowned Masters champion in the category which was introduced in 2015.
“Former greats like Shanmugam and Aziz went out there and got the job done,” he said.
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