RoundGlass Punjab FC crowned inaugural JSW Youth Cup champions

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Mohali, March 28, 2022: RoundGlass Punjab FC emerged victorious in the inaugural JSW Youth Cup 2021-22 on Sunday, defeating Reliance Foundation Young Champs in the final by 2-1. Midfielder ManglenthangKipgen scored the deciding goal in the last minute of the match to secure an enthralling win.
RoundGlass Punjab FC remained unbeaten through the course of the competition, notching up two wins and two draws in the group stage. Victories against SESA FA Goa (2-0) and Reliance Foundation Young Champs (2-1) along with draws versus Dempo SC (1-1) and Bengaluru FC (1-1) saw the Club through to the knockout stage.
The entry to the final was secured with a thrilling penalty shootout victory against Bengaluru FC, after their semifinal match ended goalless in regulation time.
The competition was held in Bellary, Karnataka, featuring five teams from residential academies across India. A squad of 20 players from the RoundGlass Punjab Football Academy’s U-18 teamrepresented the Club.
Nikolaos Topoliatis, Football Director, RoundGlass Punjab FC, said, “We are delighted with our team’s fantastic display! They showed great character to emerge victorious in a prestigious competition, which had players from some of the best academies in India. I congratulate and extend my gratitude to everyone who supported the team. We hope to build on this success and win more laurels in the future.”
RoundGlass Punjab Football Academy is a fully-residential facility in Mohali, Punjab with best-in-class amenities such as hostel, kitchen, learning centre, medical facility, gym, and recreation room. It aims to nurture young athletes by focusing on their Wholistic Wellbeing.

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