By Fachri Mirza Muhammad
GOMBAK, 4 April 2019: For the second time in two years Dynamo FC emerged champion at Garuda Cup Football Tournament held at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) on 29 until 31 March recently.
This year, Dynamo FC emerged as the first winner with RM600 and the best player was awarded to IIUM player, Muhammad Abdu, a student of Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology (KICT).
Dynamo FC is the official football club under Indonesian Students’ Association (PPI) in IIUM. They have been actively engaged in many competitions inside or outside the campus.
Garuda Cup is an annual event consisting of several branches of competitions such as football, basketball, badminton, and dances. It is organised by the Indonesian Students Association of UKM as the main committee, at the same time as host of the event.
Five teams from five institutions of higher learning participated in this year’s tournament – Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Technology Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), and International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
Dynamo FC secured major winning from five matches without a single defeat by their opponent. It started by defeating UKM with 3-0, continued by beating UTM with 3-1 and drew with UUM on 2-2. They did not stop there as they defeated UPM with major goal of 5-1. In the final, the team managed to beat UUM by 1-0.
Dynamo’s manager, Amran Prasetya said, “We have been training hard for this competition, we also managed to come out with a new strategy with new players. Alhamdulillah, we managed to secure champion for two years.”
“I hope we will achieve more champions next year,” Amran added
With this victory, Dynamo FC has secured champion title for four years – 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019.
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