KANNUR: Air India moved into the final, beating Sporting Clube de Goa 1-0 in the semifinals of the second E.K. Nayanar Memorial Gold Cup football tournament here on Monday. The winner was netted by Bashiru M. Abbas, the Nigerian who has been in great form in this tournament.

It was Bashiru’s fifth goal in four matches. It was a pretty good goal too. A long cross from Santosh Koli from the right found Paresh Shivalkar, one of the hardest working players in this competition, on the other side and he kicked the ball back to Bashiru, who fired in from just inside the box in the 21st minute. — Principal Correspondent

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