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Mumbai, Nagpur reach finals of WIFA Inter-District Championship

In a dramatic semi-final encounter of the WIFA Inter-District Championship, Mumbai’s Men’s football team has stole the spotlight, reaching the final of the tournament after a five-year hiatus. While defending champions Nagpur too shrugged off Kolhapur challenge to make it back to back final appearance

Semifinal Triumph: Mumbai vs. Pune

The semifinal clash between Mumbai and last year’s runners-up, Pune, was a tale of resilience and determination. Despite an early setback with Pune’s Sumeet Kate finding the net in the 20th minute, Mumbai showcased their indomitable spirit. Keegan Pinto’s equalizer in the 49th minute and Tyson’s quickfire brace in the 51st and 54th minutes scripted a stunning comeback, securing a 3-1 victory. The win was a testament to Mumbai’s unwavering tenacity, setting the tone for a triumphant return.

Defending Champions’ Grit: Nagpur vs. Kolhapur

On the other side of the bracket, defending champions Nagpur faced a formidable challenge against Kolhapur. A rollercoaster of emotions unfolded as skipper Fahad Azmi’s early goal in the 11th minute was met with Kolhapur’s strong response, taking the lead with Rohit Jadhav and Yashraj Kamble finding the net. However, Nagpur’s fighting spirit prevailed in the second half. Fahad’s second goal in the 62nd minute sparked a comeback, and late strikes from Mohd. Rizwan and Jawed Akhattar secured a hard-fought 4-2 victory, cementing Nagpur’s place in the finals.

Epic Showdown Beckons: Mumbai vs. Nagpur

With Mumbai’s captivating comeback and Nagpur’s defending champions aura, the stage is now set for an epic showdown in the WIFA Inter-District Championship finals. Scheduled at the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Stadium on February 5th, football enthusiasts anticipate a thrilling clash between two football powerhouses.