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Girls Football Players Kicking Away Stereotypes in Delhi Women’s League

Delhi Women's League, Football Express

Delhi Women’s League comes to an end with a nail-biting final match played between Hans FC and Hops FC  for the title in Ambedkar stadium. Hans bagged the championship with the solitary goal scored by Anushka Samuel.
Hans and Hops secured their positions in the upcoming Indian Women’s League.

The winning team, Hans FC had a total of 70 goals in 8 games conceding just one, while HOPS FC played six games, scoring 25 goals and conceding one goal.

The winning team was also rewarded with Rs 50,000 and runners-up with Rs. 25,000 alongside trophies and medals. The losing semi-finalists Signature FC and Growing star FC also received prize money of Rs. 10,000 each.

The golden boot was snatched away by Aveka Singh with a total of 27 goals in the tournament and golden gloves were given to Vanshika Rana who maintained clean sheets in 7 matches out of 8.

Aveka Singh highest scorer of Delhi Women’s League

Delhi Women’s League

The league started on 22nd March 2021 with two of the best stadiums of Delhi-Ambedkar Stadium and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium as the venues. It was a professionally organized tournament with a proper medical team for the players. All the COVID-19 precautions were taken by the staff to maintain safety for the audience. The league was also broadcasted live on MyCujo app for the fans supporting from their houses.

“All the players, participating clubs, officials, organizing committee, FD staff, and our sponsors deserve compliments for this success despite the ongoing Covid-19 challenges. “-Shaji Prabhakaran, president Football Delhi.

20 clubs competed against each other and a total of 432 girls participated for the same. The league saw a whopping total of 292 goals.

“It’s been one of the best-organized leagues I have played in Delhi. The ground in Ambedkar was excellent. It was a great platform for our players to finally play competitive football, especially after COVID.” – Winning captain, Jyoti Burret.

This league has tremendously motivated many girls to come forward and pursue this game. The future of Delhi Women’s Football looks very bright after the end of such a triumphant league.

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