DULIAJAN, May 26 - The 7th Greater Duliajan Inter School Football Tournament got off to a colourful start at the Nehru Maidan here today. In the opening match St Xavier HS School trounced Delhi Public School 5-0. Shakil Ahmed of the winning team was declared man-of-the-match. Shakil netted two goals while Pragyan Tham, Devasankar Dutta and Anindrya Konwar scored one goal each.
The tournament has been organised by the Duliajan Football Academy (DFA) and sponsored by Oil India Limited (OIL).
Earlier, GM Public Affairs, OIL Dilip Kr Bhuyan inaugurated the championship as the chief guest in the inaugural function where DFA president Madhab Buragohain hoisted the flag of the organising body.
DGM Civil, OIL Gautam Hazarika, sports organisers Purnajyoti Phukan, Krishna Bora, DGM Logistic, OIL Debashis Bora were also present on the occasion. Former State spiker Bulbul Borsaikia and cricketer Joginder Dube were also honoured in the opening ceremony.