The victory gave Kerala its 6th Santosh Trophy title.

Hardwork paid off Football enthusiasts celebrate Keralas Santosh Trophy win
news Sport Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 19:43

Kerala football enthusiasts took to social media to congratulate Kerala after it won the Santosh Trophy final beating West Bengal in a penalty shootout. 

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan led the tributes congratulating the team for its victory in the final moments after the game. 
Kerala footballer CK Vineeth also commended the Kerala players for a 'brilliant team effort' to regain the cup, 14 years after last winning it. 
Several others also chimed in with congratulatory messages for the triumphant Kerala team that managed to beat West Bengal at its own home to win the final. 
It was also the youngest ever team fielded by Kerala in the tournament with an average age of 22. 
It appeared as though the title would slip through Kerala's grasp after the team conceded with virtually the last kick of the game to take the final to a penalty shootout but Seesan S stroked home the winning penalty to lead his team to victory. 
Kerala had earlier beaten West Bengal to top the group stage before going on to defeat Mizoram in the semi-finals. 
The victory gave Kerala its 6th Santosh Trophy title. 
There were of course those who were disappointed that there had been no live telecast of the match on TV. 


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