SPDP vice president Captain Zainuddin Hamdan Sirat (back row, six from right) and chairman of SPDP Tarat Captain Miron Ganguly (sitting, third from right) with the players after the final match.
RESPDEMOP Recreation Club will continue to organise the SPDP Mambong Football Tournament this year (2013) with more lucrative prizes.
The club’s president Captain Zainuddin Tan Sri Hamdan Sirat said the overwhelming response for last year’s tournament inspired the club to have the next tournament this year.
|Tan Sri William Mawan performing the kick-off to officiate at the final of the SPDP Mambong Football Tourney.|
A total of 44 teams played in the open’s category and 10 teams in the veteran category in 2012/2013 edition whick kick-off in October last year and ended on January 27, 2013 at the Siburan Sports Complex.
Zainuddin said bigger cash prizes will be offered in this year’s tournament and early preparation would be made to make the tournament grander.
In the final played at Siburan Sports Complex on January 27, 2013, Pesaka 16 edged Policia Fys 2-1 in the final to win the open’s category.
As the champion Pesaka 16 received RM1,500 cash prize, trophy and medals.
Policia Fys finished as the first runner-up and walked away with RM1,000 cash prize, a trophy and medals.
Third was Mambong FC and received RM500 cash prize, a trophy and medals.
Meanwhile SPDP Mambong team playing with four former state players including win brothers Ramles and Ramos Sari thrashed Vat 16 3-1 (army veterans) to emerged the champion in the veteran’s category and walked home with RM1,050 cash, a trophy and medals.
Vat 16 finished as the first runner-up to received RM650, a trophy and medals.
Policia Fys player (in red jersey) heading the ball
during the final match against Pesaka 16 FC.
Bumbok FC finished third and received RM350, a trophy and medals.
Social Development Minister, who is also SPDP president Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom officiated at the closing and gave away the prizes to the winners.
Mawan said the tournament should be held again not only to unearth potential talents but also to encourage healthy lifestyle.