GANGTOK, SIKKIM: Mohammedan Sporting Club coach Saheed Ramon has expressed his immense pride in his players after they claimed the title in the 39th Sikkim Governor’s Gold Cup with a 2-1 victory over Sikkim Himalayan FC in the final played at the Paljor Stadium in Gangtok on Tuesday.
Ramon could not have been a happier man at the final whistle as a tournament that took him on a rollercoaster ride finally came to a happy conclusion.
“There is plenty to say about the match and I probably can’t find the words right now,” the elated Nigerian said.
“I am just really just super proud of everyone the players, the staff and everyone. I couldn’t be happier. It was a satisfactory result and we worked very hard. I won’t take anything away from Sikkim Himalayan. They showed how good they are. It was tough, it was a final and you have got to grind it out.” he added.
For Sikkim Himalayan coach Pranay Subba it wasn’t the result he wanted, but he could do nothing but congratulate his charges for giving the game, and the tournament, their all.
“Mohammedan deserved this win. They showed hunger and they didn’t allow us space to play, credit to them,” he said.
“I want to highlight the players’ bravery and battling spirit,” he continued. “I am pleased with their performance, and in particular, with the effort and character they showed throughout the match. It was very important to us that our players produce a response against a team like Mohammedan despite going down early. So we can be happy with what the team have done at the tournament.” Subba concluded.