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WIFA Inter District Championship: Mumbai, Pune secure Semifinal berths

The WIFA Inter District Football Championship for Junior Boys in Dhule witnessed enthralling quarterfinal clashes that kept the spectators on the edge of their seats.

With intense competition and remarkable displays of skill, Mumbai and Pune emerged victorious, securing their places in the highly anticipated semifinals.

In the first quarterfinal match, Mumbai showcased their dominance by securing a resounding 7-0 victory over Akola. Yohann Desouza set the tone early on with a goal in the first minute of the game, followed by Lebron Dsouza, Nirvan Jain, Manthan Thapa, and Niall Goghavala, who all contributed to the scoreline before halftime. Neel Khandeparkar and Rohiman Das added two quick goals in the second half, sealing a comprehensive victory for Mumbai.

The second quarterfinal clash between Pune and Nashik proved to be a closely contested affair. Nashik took an early lead through Yug Birhude, maintaining their advantage until halftime. However, Pune showed great resilience and determination in the second half. Advait Marathe equalized 10 minutes into the second half, injecting new life into the game. Nimish Pathak then stepped up and scored the winning goal a few minutes later, securing a hard-fought 2-1 victory for Pune.

With their triumphs in the quarterfinals, Mumbai and Pune have set the stage for an electrifying semifinal showdown. Tomorrow, on 29th May, Pune will face Nagpur in the first semifinal, while Mumbai will lock horns with Kolhapur in the second semifinal. Anticipation is running high as these talented teams prepare to battle it out for a coveted spot in the grand finale.

Stay tuned for more thrilling action and memorable moments as the WIFA Inter District Football Championship Junior Boys in Dhule continues to captivate football enthusiasts across the region.