Revive FC have beaten off stiff competition to become champions of the Bangladesh Football Association Vets Cup 2016.
The ten team competition was played at Stepney Astroturf. Revive met Smash & Grab in a tight final. The game ended 0-0, but Revive held their nerve to win a dramatic penalty shootout 3-2 – with player of the tournament Imdadul Haque hammering home the winning penalty.
Revive were impressive throughout and although they were not listed as one of the initial favourites, Jahangir Mannan’s team were earmarked for glory after impressive performances in the first couple of games. Along with Haque, Dulal Miah was the other star performer as Revive marched to festive glory. Captain Kobir Uddin was instrumental as Revive went throughout the whole tournament without conceding a single goal
Revive manager Jahangir Mannan said, “We had an excellent defensive backbone and this was the springboard for our success. I’m very proud of my team.”
Man of the tournament Imdadul Haque added, “I’m really pleased with my personal recognition but even happier that the team was victorious. At the end of the day you’re only as good as the team allow you to be and with such great players around me it was easy.”
BFA VETS CUP 2016 TEAMS
Smash & Grab