Santosh Trophy 2022: Kerala Beats Bengal, Winning the Title

Kerala won their seventh Santosh Trophy title after beating West Bengal in a penalty shootout (5-4) at the Payyanad Stadium in Malappuram.

The teams were level 1-1 after extra-time in a pulsating encounter in which plenty of chances were created at both ends with the finishing being astray.

The win marks Kerala’s third win in a Santosh Trophy tournament on home soil.

Earlier, Kerala had won two editions in Kochi, in 1973-74 and 1992-93.

Kerala captain Jijo Joseph was declared the player of the match for a commanding performance in the middle of the park.

“I’m proud of my team. Especially my coach and the management," said captain Jijo Joseph.

Source: Indian Express