Kochi: In the closely fought finals played on Sunday, EXL Services won over ACS, a Xerox Company, by 3-2 to lift GOAL 2012, the first edition of the football tournament organised by UST Global for companies based in Infopark, Kochi. The success of GOAL, an annual football tournament at Technopark, Trivandrum prompted UST Global to conduct a similar event in Infopark. The month long tournament was held at the CUSAT grounds in Kochi.
The second runner-up of the tournament was the host team from UST Global, who won over Arbitron Technology by a solitary goal in an equally hard fought match in the loser’s finals that extended into extra-time. The Golden Boot Award of the tournament was won by Augustine Jose, EXL Services and the Golden Ball Award went to Vimal Vidyadharan, UST Global.
Enjoying the festivity, Sunil Balakrishnan, Centre Head, UST Global, Kochi said “GOAL is a much celebrated event organised by UST Global in Technopark, Trivandrum. The Football tournament started as an ‘all Company’ engagement activity by UST associates which aimed at engaging the Technopark community as a whole. Today, I am happy to mention that the zeal and enthusiasm that GOAL brings has infected the associates at Infopark, Kochi equally! With the grand success of the first chapter of GOAL Kochi, at UST we hope to overwhelm Infopark associates continually.”
C C Jacob, ex-Indian footballer, who represented the Indian Football Team; Anil Kumar, Secretary, KFA; Dr. Sharath Chandran, COO, KIMS; Chandran from Bhagat Soccer Club; Bibin Samuel, CEO, Tropical Sno and Asif Basheer, Sr. Vice President, EXL Services were among those present to witness the finals.
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