TOT United A clinch Adi­das Tango League ti­tle

New Straits Times - - Sport - RE­SULTS — Q-fi­nals: Fi­nal: S-fi­nals:

TOT United A proved their prow­ess as they emerged cham­pi­ons of the Adi­das Tango League af­ter de­feat­ing One United 7-2 in the fi­nal at Makespace, Quill City Mall re­cently.

TOT United A hit if off right from the start with a 7-4 vic­tory over Cy­ber FC be­fore de­feat­ing YSFC 4-2 in the semi-fi­nals to book a fi­nal clash with One United, who had de­feated Red Galac­ti­cos 3-1 be­fore see­ing out a nervy 4-3 win over Hang FC.

The Tango League, un­like an or­di­nary fut­sal com­pe­ti­tion, is a plat­form to ex­pose as­pir­ing young foot­ballers or foot­ball en­thu­si­asts to sta­dium match-day at­mos­phere.

Sim­i­lar to the Bangkok, Paris, Lon­don and Berlin edi­tions, this league is not just a se­ries of events as it pro­motes com­mu­nity en­gage­ment and also fo­cuses on cre­at­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of brand in­flu­encers through so­cial me­dia among other as­pects.

Adi­das-spon­sored na­tional team player Khairul Helmi, said the tour­na­ment should be held an­nu­ally as it brings a pos­i­tive im­pact espe­cially on the younger gen­er­a­tion.

“For me, the Tango League is a great ini­tia­tive for youths espe­cially, as it helps keep them ac­tively in­volved in sports. The other chal­lenges at the venue such as the Play Sta­tion 4 Booth and Tango Pro Live In­sta­gram Booth made the event more in­ter­est­ing and fun,” said Khairul Helmi, who is also Kedah’s skip­per.

Tot United A re­ceived a cash prize of RM5, 000 while One United took home RM3, 000.

TOT United A player, Mohd Shahril Anuar walked away with an Adi­das boot deal af­ter be­ing voted Most Valu­able Player (MVP) player by Perak cap­tain Shahrom Kalam and Khairul Helmi, who were the panel of judges.

Play­ers and sup­port­ers were also treated to a host of other on­site ac­tiv­i­ties such as the Play Sta­tion 4 Fifa 2017 Game, Tango Pro mini drill ac­tiv­i­ties (One-onOne Chal­lenge, Hit the Tar­get, Jug­gling Chal­lenge) and the Tango Pro Live In­sta­gram Booth.

One United 3 Red Galac­ti­cos 1, Hang FC 6 Own Goal 3, TOT United A 7 Cy­ber FC 4, YSFC 3 TOT United B 0; One United 4 Hang FC 3, TOT United A 4 YSFC 2;

One United 2 TOT United A 7.

Tot United A cel­e­brate their vic­tory in the Adi­das Tango League.

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