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Champions crowned at Human Rights event

Civil Aviation team players celebrate victory in the U17 class of the Human Rights Soccer Tournament
Civil Aviation team players celebrate victory in the U17 class of the Human Rights Soccer Tournament. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Champions crowned at Human Rights event

Civil Aviation FC emerged champions of the 2013 Human Rights soccer tournament’s U17 division yesterday following a 1-0 win over the Lycee Decartes team in an epic final watched by more than 200 fans at the Emperial Sports Club.

The third edition of the competition, organised by hosts CIA First International School in partnership with Rising Stars International Sports Academy, saw 24 teams taking part across three age categories.

In the U14 class, Zaman International School took top honours via a 2-1 penalty shoot-out win over CIA First, who suffered a 3-0 loss to the same opponents during the group stage.

Following 15 minutes of goalless regulation time, the teams went straight into spotkicks.

The first five stakers managed to score just once each as Zaman edged it in sudden death.

The U12 event also ended dramatically with Lycee Descartes prevailing 3-1 on penalties against SSCA (Civil Aviation) after a 1-1 full time scoreline.

Prizes and certificates were awarded to all the winners and runners-up as well as participating teams. Civil Aviation’s Mat Saton was crowned top goal scorer of the tournament with nine goals from five games.

The Fair Play Trophy went to CIA First’s U12 side for exhibiting great sportsmanship and respect throughout.


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