FRIDAY, 08 MAY – A total of 21 teams took part in the Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) University Students Closed Door Championship (MASSA) in Futsal held at UMS Sports Complex recently.
At the championship, Tamilan FC emerged champion after edging Sala FC through penalty kicks which ended with a score of 3-2 after both teams were tied without any goals in the finals.
Third place went to Bendang FC defeating Roar FC with a score of 3-2.
Meanwhile, team captain for Tamilan FC, Mahasilan Thirunabakkarasa said, though the team did not have much training, their commitment and sound strategies brought victory to the team.
“We rarely practice together because of the timing of our lectures. But we have a good understanding and great team spirit shown by all players which strengthens our team and brought the team to victory,” he said, describing the team’s debut would also be their last as all the players were in their final year.
Earlier, Programme Director, Andrew W. Majanggim said MASSA was an effort to encourage UMS students to be active in healthy activities thus producing a generation who are balanced in both academic and co-curriculum. – ZMD (fl)
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