India beat Kenya to win Heroes Intercontinental Cup


Host India beat Kenya 2-0 to win the Heroes Intercontinental Cup title at the Mumbai Sports Arena on Sunday evening. Captain Sunil Chhetri struck twice in the 8th and 29th minutes to deliver the win.

The skipper who also notched a brace when the Indians beat Kenya 3-0 in the round robin matches was once again on form on his 102nd cap.

Kenya’s Harambee stars leave the tournament with a run of two wins and two losses, both of which came against the hosts while the wins were against New Zealand and Chinese Taipei.

The captain opened the scoring with a neat finish inside the box after eight minutes to give the side which was backed by a full stadium a deserved lead.

He doubled the side’s advantage after 29 minutes maximizing on a lapse in defense to take the hosts sailing. Three minutes to the break, the skipper had another chance with a freekick from the edge of the box but it flew over the bar.

Harambee stars failed to master a goal despite several attempts in the second half.

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