An Indian businessman in the UAE has said that if Kerala wins the Santhosh Trophy, India’s most prestigious football tournament, it will be a huge reward. Dr. Shamshir Vayal, a UAE-based Malayalee businessman, said that if his hometown Kerala wins, he will be given a huge cash award. VPS Healthcare Chairman and Managing Director Dr Shamsheer tweeted that the Kerala football team will receive a cash prize of Rs 1 crore (more than Dh480,000).
Kerala will face West Bengal in the match to be played at Manjeri Payyanad Stadium in Malappuram district this evening. Sports enthusiast Dr. Shamshir hopes that the announcement will give a boost to the Kerala team, which is preparing to win its seventh title.
“As a Malayalee, I am happy to see Kerala playing in the final of the Santosh Trophy. The team put out a stellar performance throughout the tournament. I hope they can lift one of the most coveted trophies in Indian football, ”said Dr Shamshir.