Future Is Us Cup returns, this time in Secunderabad; Sees youth flock to cheer on the youngsters
Hyderabad: Hyderabad FC, in association with Secunderabad United, a fan club from the heart of the city, successfully completed a 10-team Under-13 tournament, the Future Is Us Cup, at Tarnaka Secunderabad, on the 13th and 15th of August.
With more than 40 games played, the tournament saw over 200 people in attendance, with 80+ high quality goals scored throughout the two days of the tournament.
The final spot in the playoffs was decided in the last game on goal difference, while Hotfut Academy needed penalties to beat Brawlers in the 3rd place playoff.
United Studs Football Club (USFC) were crowned Champions after beating Rovers Academy 2-0, thanks to goals from Zia ul Hussain and Sadhwick Raj to cap off what was an eventful exhibition of quality football on Independence Day.
Hyderabad FC First Team Assistant Coach Shameel Chembakath was in attendance for the knockout phase of the competition, keeping a keen eye on the upcoming talent from the footballing hotbed of the city.
USFC (Syed Zia ul Hussain, Sadhwick Raj) 2 – 0 Rovers Academy
3rd place playoff:
Hotfut Academy (Aslann Debara) 1 (2) – (0) 1 Brawlers (P. Satya) via penalty shootout
Individual Award Winners
Golden Boot (most goals) – P. Sai Daksh (Rovers Academy)
Golden Glove (best keeper) – Mohammad Osman Hussain (USFC)
Golden Ball (best player) – Sadhwick Raj (USFC)
The Future Is Us Cup will return with U15 and U17 scheduled soon. Keep an eye on the club’s social media handles for more information.