Showstoppers FC were crowned champions of the first ever Eleven-A-Side BIFA Cup 2019, stunning strong favourites ISF FC 1-0 in a thrilling final played at Etihad Al Reef Stadium.
The final was played on a high tempo with attacking football from start to end and kept the spectators on their toes until the final whistle.
Showstoppers defender Jins scored a stunning goal midway through the first half, his powerful 20 yards volley striking the inner upper right roof of the net.
ISF came close to equalising in the second half but striker Muneer spun the ball over the post after the Showstoppers defence line was beaten.
Earlier, Alkerlawi beat Yuva Kerala 3-1.
Presley Pinto scored a fine hat-trick for Alkerlawi who finished in third spot.
Showstoppers dominated the award ceremony winning the Fahdan Best Goalkeeper (Faisal), Best Defender (Jins) and Ciro Player of the Tournament (Stegin) awards. Riyas of Yuva Kerala won the MJD Golden Boot while Vandit of Marina FC claimed the Gro Goal of the Tournament award.
Title sponsors M4 Oil Manufacturing director Andrew handed over the trophy and medals to the champions. BIFA medical supporter KIMS representative distributed the runners-up trophy and medals.
KMCC, Marina FC, Ribander FC, Snipers FC, Midland FC and MJD Salcete were the other teams who participated in the tournament, organised by Bahrain Indian Football Association.