Gold Cup

 
 

M R D'Souza Gold Cup

The premier tournament in East Africa was the M.R.D'Souza Gold Cup, organised by the Kenya Goan Sports Association. The annual tournament, played during the Easter weekend, attracted the world's best teams.

The past winners are listed below. 

 
 
 
 

1952: Goan Institute Nairobi

Goan Institute Nairobi defeated Railway Goan Institute in the final.

Standing L to R: Simon ​Pinto​, Caj​e ​Fernandes​, Paul ​Fernandes​, Remy Noronha, Rui Rodrigues, Ernest Monteiro, Santos D'Souza

Sitting L to R: ​Francis Lobo, ​Elizabeth​  Zu​zarte, Christie D'Souza, J.S.T Ferrao, ​Michael Fernandes

Ground: Reggie Monteiro and Renato Monteiro​.

Photo: M.A. Rosa

 
 
 
 

1953: Goan Institute Dar-es-Salaam

 
 
 
 

1954: Khalsa Sports Club, Dar-es-Salaam

Khalsa Sports Club defeated Kenya Police 1 - 0 on Sunday 18 April 1954

Winning Captain: Pritam Singh Sandhu; Goal scorer: Mohinder Singh Matharoo

Standing L - R: Mohinder Singh PRD, Ajmer S Matharu, xxxx, xxxx, Mohinder S Hans, Manohar S CHana, Tarlochan Singh, Pritam S Sandhu, Varma, Jaswant S Sandhu, Avtar S Garcha, Jaswant S Badowalia

Sitting L - R: Hari S Sewak , Manmohan S Shukla, Mohinder Singh, Harbhajan Singh.

 
 
 
 

1955: Kenya Police

Standing (L - R): Mehar Singh Jhali; Luis D'Souza; Balbir Singh Sidhu; Sinancio Coutino; Satbachan Singh Lochab (Babia); Ramesh; Om Parkash Verma; Hardev Singh Kular

Sitting (L - R): Sylvester Durado Snr.; K C Brookes; Rui Dourado; Richard Catling (Commissioner of Police); John Bell; n/k

Ground: (L - R): Peter Dalgado; Joe (Toto) Costa

Kenya Pollice beat Sikh Union Nairobi 1 - 0 on Sunday 17 April 1955

Winning Captain: Hardev Singh; Goal scorer: Hardev Singh

 
 
 
 

1957: Goan Institute Kampala

Goan Institute Kampala played Sikh Union Nairobi in the final on April 21st. 1957 - result was a goalless tie after 2 extra time sessions.

Replay was on April 22nd Easter Monday morning. Result was Goan Institute Kampala 2 -  Sikh Union Nairobi 0

Goal scorers: Rennie Rodrigues and Polly Pereira -both goals scored in second period of extra time.

Standing (L to R): Felix Britto; Jose Pereira; Polly Pereira; Charlie De Souza; Chris Pereira; Rennie Rodrigues

Knelling (L to R): Victor Pereira; Wally Lobo; Roland Collaco; Joe Lobo (capt); Aloysius Mathias

 
 
 
 

1958: Railway Goan Institute

Railway Goan Institute defeated Goan Institute Nairobi 4 - 0

Standing (L-R): A. D'Mello; F. Gracias; H. Fernandes; S. Fernandes; H. Berganza

Sitting (L-R): J. P. Gracias; R. D'Souza; A. Mendonca (Captain); Anthony D'Souza (Coach); O. D'Souza

Front row: S. George (Goalie); A. D'Souza

 
 
 
 

1959: Sikh Union Nairobi

Sikh Union Nairobi beat RGI 2 - 0 on 29 March 1959 

Sitting (L to R): Amar Singh, Gursaran Singh (Capt), Harbans Singh (President), Hardial Singh (Coach), Surjeet Singh, Tejinder Singh (V. Capt).

Standing (L to R): Gurdev Singh, Pritam Singh, Bachittar Singh, Avtar Singh, Umarjit Singh, Kirpal Singh, Karamjit Singh.

Front (L to R): Hargobind Singh Grewal, Krishan Aggarwal

 
 
 
 

1960: Kenya Police

Kenya Police defeated Sikh Union Nairobi 2 - 1 at City Park Stadium on 18.4.1960

Winning Captain: Hardev Singh

Goal Scorers: Police: Hilary Fernandes & Mehar Singh; Sikh Union: Surjeet Junior

Kenya Police Team: Goal Keeper: Rui Dourado; Full backs: Amrik Singh & Sang Singh; Half backs: Om Parkash Verma, Rosario Dalgado & Jagnandan Singh; Forwards: Mehar Singh, Hardev Singh (Capt), Satbachan Singh, Hilary Fernandes & Quyam Khan.


 
 
 
 

1961: Goan Institute Nairobi

Goan Institute Nairobi defeated Kenya Police 1 - 0.

Goal Scorer: Anthony Vaz

Standing ( L - R); Raul Montiero; Dunstan Rodriques; Osborne D'Souza; Ivo Colaco; Oliphant D'Souza; Oscar D'Souza; David Carasco

Sitting (L - R): Osele D'Souza; Edgar Fernandes; Renato Monteiro; Anthony Vaz; Egbert Fernandes

Floor (L - R): Remy; Cresent Fernandes

 
 
 
 

1962: Sikh Union Nairobi

Sikh Union Nairobi defeated Kampala Goan Institute 1 - 0 at City Park Stadium on 22.4.1962

Winning Captain: Surjeet Singh Deol; Goal Scorer: Avtar Singh (18 min PC)

Standing (L to R): Bachittar, Hardev, Jagdish, Avtar, Amarjit, Kulwant, Surjit Juttla, Gurdev Singh Sandhu.

Sitting (L to R): Gursaran, Surjit Deol (Capt), Jaswant Singh (President), Avtar Bamrah (Sports Secretary), Surjit 'Sind' (Vice Capt), Amar.

Sitting Below (L to R):Hargobind Singh Grewal, K.Aggarwal.

 
 
 
 

1963: Sikh Union Nairobi

Sikh Union Nairobi defeated Nairobi Goan Institute 1 - 0 at City Park Stadium on 15.4.1963

Winning Captain: Amar Singh Mangat; Goal Scorer: Jagjit Singh (9 min)

Standing (L to R): Bachittar Singh Sehmi; Gurdev Singh Sandhu; Amarjeet Singh Dhak (Mega); Krishan Aggarwal; Jagdish Singh (Dishi); Kirpal Singh Bhardwaj; Tarlochan Singh Soor (Tocha).

Sitting (L to R): Gursaran Singh Sehmi (Chhani); Avtar Singh Sohal (Vice Captain); Mota Singh (President), Avtar Singh Bamrah (Comet) (Sports Secretary); Amar Singh Mangat (Captain); Harcharan Singh (Hari).

Ground (L to R): Jack Simonian & Ivo Colaco

 
 
 
 

1964: Sikh Union Nairobi

Played on Monday 30 March 1964
Police 0 - Sikh Union 0 after extra time.
Replayed on Saturday 4 April 1964
Police 0 - Sikh Union 1
Goal scorer Phil Webber (Field goal first half)
  
Standing (L to R): Tarlochan Singh Soor; Lakhbir Singh Dhesi; Krishan Aggarwal; Jagdish Singh; Amar Singh Mangat; Phil Webber; Kirpal Singh Bhardwaj; Surjeet Singh Panesar 'Junior'

Sitting (L to R): Jasmer Singh; Avtar Singh Sohal; Hardial Singh Kular; Tejparkash Singh Brar; Harcharan Singh Mangat

Ground (L to R): Ivo Colaco & Jack Simonian
 
 
 
 

1965: Sikh Union Nairobi

Sikh Union Nairobi defeated Nairobi Goan Institute 2 - 0 at City Park Stadium on 18.4.1965

Goal Scorers: Tejparkash Singh (both goals in the first half)

Standing (L to R): Harvant Singh, Tarlochan Singh, Lakhbir Singh, Davinder Singh, Kirpal Singh, Bachitar Singh, Amrik Singh, Hilary Fernandes.

Sitting (L to R): Surjit Panesar, Tejparkash Singh, Hardial Singh, Harcharan Singh, Avtar Singh, Amar Singh


 
 
 
 

1966: Sikh Union Nairobi

Sikh Union Nairobi defeated Sir Ali Sports Club 2 - 0 at City Park Stadium on 10.4.1966

Goal Scorers: Davinder Singh & Amrik Singh (both goals in the second half)

Standing (L to R): Krishan Aggarwal; Tarlochan Singh Soor; Lakhbir Singh Dhesi; Jagdish Singh; Phil Webber;

Sitting (L to R): Kirpal Singh Bhardwaj; Tejparkash Singh Brar; Avtar Singh Sohal; Surjeet Singh Panesar 'Junior' ; Amar Singh Mangat;

Ground (L to R): Ivo Colaco & Jack Simonian


 
 
 
 

1967: Railway Goan Institute

Railway Institute defeated Kampala Sikh Union 2 - 1 at City Park Stadium on 16.4.1967

Goal Scorers: Railway Institute: Nereus Fernandes & Tyrone D'Souza; Kampala S.U.: Ajit Singh

Standing (L - R); Alvitio Abreau; Silvano Gomes; Sylvester Fernandes; Neurus Fernandes; Leo Fernandes; James Fernandes; Octavio Pereira

Sitting (L - R): Tryrone de Souza: Chong; George Pereira (coach); Paul Nazareth (captain); Moses Fernandes (sports sec); Alu Mendonca; Reynolds de Souza

Floor (L - R): Polly Fernandes;  Max Alphonso

 
 
 
 

1968: Sikh Union Nairobi

Sikh Union Nairobi defeated Kampala Goan Institute 6 - 1 at City Park Stadium on 15.4.1968

Winning Captain: Hillary Fernandes; Goal Scorers: Sikh Union Nairobi: Santokh Singh 3; Davinder Singh; Surjeet Junior & Hillary Fernandes; Kampala Goan Institute: D'Silva

Standing (L to R): Tarlochan Singh; Lakhbir Singh Dhesi; Hilary Fernandes (Capt); Davinder Singh; Kirpal Singh; Bachittar Singh

Sitting (L to R): Surjeet Singh Jr.; Tejparkash Singh; Hardial Singh (Coach); Harcharan Singh (President); Avtar Singh; Amar Singh

Ground (L to R): Amrik Singh; H.S. Mangat

 
 
 
 

1969: Railway Institute Nairobi

Railway Institute Nairobi defeated Goan Institute Nairobi 1 - 0 at City Park Stadium on 7.4.1969

Goal Scorers: Alu Mendonca

Standing (L - R): Raul Fernandes; Victor deSouza; Leo Fernandes; James Fernandes; Tyrone deSouza; Silvano Gomes; Paul Nazareth; Norman Da'Costa

Sitting (L - R): Reynolds deSouza; Silu Fernandes; Albert DeSouza (sports sec); Ali Mendoza; Hillary Fernandes

Floor (L - R): Phillip DeSouza; Max Alphonso

 
 
 
 

1970: Sikh Union Nairobi

Sikh Union Nairobi defeated Railway Gymkhana 4 - 1 at City Park Stadium on 29.4.1970

Goal Scorers: Sikh Union Nairobi: Davinder Singh 2; Jagjit Singh & Surjit Rihal; Railway Gymkhana: Santokh Singh

 
 
 
 

1971: Railway Gymkhana Nairobi

Railway Gymkhana defeated Goan Institue Nairobi 1 - 0 at City Park Stadium on 12.4.1971

Winning Captain: Harbans Singh

Goal Scorers: Barjinder Singh (first half goal)

 
 
 
 

1972: Sikh Union Nairobi

Sikh Union Nairobi Gold Cup winning team 1972

Standing (L-R): Amarjeet Singh Marwa, Davinder Singh Deegan, Jagjit Singh Kular (Vice Captain), Jasmer Singh Grewal (Committee Member), Avtar Singh Sohal (Captain), Surjit Singh Rihal, Surjeet Singh Panesar

Sitting (L-R): Paramjit Singh Bains, Tarlochan Singh Channa, Resham Singh Bains, Jack Simonian, Harvinder Singh Marwa, Ravinder Singh Laly, Harvinderpal Singh Sibia

Played on 2 April 1972 at City Park Stadium Nairobi (Murrum pitch).

Sikh Union Nairobi 2 (2) Simba Union Kampala 1 (1)

Goal scorers: Sikh Union Nairobi: Jagjit Singh Kular (32 min); Ravinder Singh Laly (38 min).
Simba Union Kampala; Rajinder Singh Sandhu (16 min)

Teams:

Sikh Union Nairobi: Amarjeet Singh Marwa (GK); Surjeet Singh Panesar; Avtar Singh Sohal; Harvinder Singh Marwa; Surjit Singh Rihal; Resham Singh Bains; Paramjit Singh Bains; Jagjit Singh Kular; Davinder Singh Deegan; Ravinder Singh Laly; Tarlochan Singh Channa.

Simba Union Kampala: Elly Kitamirike (G/K); Ajaib Singh Matharu; Roger Gomes; Upkar Singh Kapoor; Jagdish Singh Kapoor; Avtar Singh Bhurji; Resham Singh Bhurji; Ajit Singh Bhogal; Malkit Singh Sondh; Rajinder Singh Sandhu; Amarjeet Singh Sandhu

 
 
 
 

1973: Sikh Union Nairobi

Played on 14 April 1973 at City Park Stadium Nairobi (Murrum pitch).

Sikh Union Nairobi 4 (2) Railway Gymkhana 2 (1)

Goal scorers: Sikh Union Nairobi: Surjeet Singh Panesar (10 min); Jagjit Singh Kular (14 min; 39 min); Davinder Singh Deegan (60 min).

Railway Gymkhana: Charanjit Singh Benawra (24 min); Jagmel Singh Rooprai (67 min)

Teams:

Sikh Union Nairobi: Amarjeet Singh Marwa (GK); Surjeet Singh Panesar; Surinder Singh Rihal; Harvinder Singh Marwa; Surjit Singh Rihal; Resham Singh Bains; Paramjit Singh Bains; Jagjit Singh Kular (capt); Pritam Singh Sandhu ; Davinder Singh Deegan; Tarlochan Singh Channa. Sub used Ranjit Singh Sehmi (for Pritam Singh Sandhu).

Railway Gymkhana: Sadiq Bhatti (G/K); Sharma; Jagmel Singh Rooprai; Naran Dass; Bansal; Santokh Singh Matharu; Rashpal Singh Panesar; Brajinder Daved; Charanjit Singh Benawra; Arun Puri; Shabir Bhatti

 
 
 
 

1974: Sikh Union Nairobi

Standing (L to R): Jagmel Singh Rooprai, Pritam Singh Sandhu, Surjit Singh Rihal, Surjeet Singh Panesar, Avtar Singh Sohal, Resham Singh Bains, Davinder Singh Deegan.

Sitting (L to R): Leo Fernandes, Surinder Singh Rihal, Malkit Singh Sondh, Amarjeet Singh Marwa, Satpal Singh Marwa, Ranjit Singh Sehmi, Inderjit Singh Gill.

Played on Easter Monday, 15 April 1974 at 1030am at City Park Stadium Nairobi (Murrum pitch).

Sikh Union Nairobi 2 (0) Sikh Union London 0 (0)

Goal Scorers: Sikh Union Nairobi: Surjeet Singh Panesar 43 min & 45 min.

Umpires: R.S.Gentle and Sheik Dawood

Teams:

Sikh Union Nairobi: Amarjeet Singh Marwa (GK); Jagmel Singh Rooprai; Avtar Singh Sohal; Surjeet Singh Panesar (capt); Surjit Singh Rihal; Resham Singh Bains; Leo Fernandes; Malkit Singh Sondh; Pritam Singh Sandhu; Davinder Singh Deegan; Surinder Singh Rihal.

Sikh Union London: Parminder Singh Kalsi (GK); Jaswant Singh Bansal; Tarlochan Singh Panesar; Nirmal Singh Sehmi; Sutinder Singh Khehar; Amrik Singh Virdee; Balwant Singh Saini; Narinder Singh Juttla; Ravinder Singh Laly (capt); Davinder Singh Eari.
Manager: Pally Singh Dhillon

 
 
 
 

1975: Sikh Union Nairobi

played at City Park Stadium, Nairobi on Sunday 6 April 1975 at 4.30pm.

Sikh Union Nairobi 1 (Surjeet Panesar 41 min) - Kenya Police 0

Umpires: Sheikh Dawood and Peter Barbosa

Teams:

Sikh Union Nairobi: xxxx (G/K); Surjeet Singh Panesar (capt); Avtar Singh Sohal; Resham Singh Bains; Surjit Singh Rihal; xxxx; Leo Fernandes; Santokh Singh Matharu; Sukhbans Singh Bhambra; Davinder Singh Deegan; Tarlochan Singh Channa

Kenya Police: Patrick Gilau (G/K); Edwin Were; Lazarus Kibet; Arap Too; Kasinga; Tobias Oduor

 
 
 
 

1976: Khalsa Sports Club Nairobi

Two leg Final

First Leg played on Sunday 18 April 1976 at 4.30pm at City Park Stadium, Nairobi

Sikh Union Nairobi 0; Khalsa Sports Club 0

Second Leg played on Monday 19 April 1976 at 4.30pm at City PARK Stadium, Nairobi
Umpires: Sheikh Dawood and Peter Barbosa

Sikh Union Nairobi: 0 - Khalsa Sports Club: 1 (Kuljeet Dhak 64 minute P/C)

Teams:

Sikh Union Nairobi: Avtar Singh Panesar; Surjeet Singh Panesar (capt); Narinder Singh Bhangra; Resham Singh Bains; Surjit Singh Rihal; Nahar Singh Kalsi; Leo Fernandes; Santokh Singh Matharu; Sukhbans Singh Bhambra; Davinder Singh Deegan; Tarlochan Singh Channa

Khalsa Sports Club: Surjeet Singh Chase; Jonny Yakub; Naran Dass; Nawazish Mughal; Barjinder Daved; Pradeep Singh Gidi; Amarjeet Singh Dhak (sub Anil Puri); Arif Chaudhry; Shabbir Bhatti; Kuljeet Singh Dhak; Sadiq Bhatti. Sub Anil Puri.

 
 
 
 

1977: Real de Polo Club (Spain)

 
 
 
 

1978: Baobab Hockey Club, Mombasa

Baobab H C defeated Goan Institute Nairobi 1 - 0 in the Final. Goal scorer: Tony Castanha 

Standing (L to R): xxxxx; Ifthikar Malik; Robert Minnis; James Kraft; Omprakash Rattan; Mwini Boko; Agnelo De Souza; Albert Diniz; James Branganza; Joab Odindo; Tony D'Silva; Reynolds Pereira; Joash Olum

Ground (L to R): xxxxx; Victor Mwapaga; Tony Castannah; Said Digeil; Raphael Fernandes; Harish Asodia; Randiek Nashon

Photo: Raphael Fernandes

 
 
 
 

1979: Sikh Union Nairobi

Sikh Union Nairobi defeated Nairobi Gymkhana 2 - 0

Winning Captain: Tarlochan Singh

Goal Scorers: Tarlochan Singh 2


 
 
 
 

1980: Sikh Union Nairobi

Sikh Union Nairobi defeated Karate Axiom 3 - 0

Winning Captain: Tarlochan Singh Channa

Goal Scorers: Paramjeet Singh (31 min); Jaswant Singh Bansal; Tarlochan Singh Channa

Standing (L-R): Krishan Aggarwal; Jaswant Singh Bansal; Narinder Singh Bhangra; Bhagwant Singh Bansal; Dr Jaswant Singh Sokhi (Sports Secretary); Avtar Singh Channa (Chairman); Tarlochan Singh Channa (Captain); Surinder Singh Bhamra (Manager); Santokh Singh Matharu; Nirmal Singh Sandhu; Sukhbans Singh Bhamrah; Dr Wagella (Team Doctor); Amos Owalo

Sitting (L-R): Manjeet Singh Sandhu; Narinder Singh Channa; Karamjit Singh Gharyal; Boniface Riga; Naran Dass Rajput; Parminder Singh Thethy

 
 
 
 

1981: Simba Union Nairobi (name change from Sikh Union)

Simba Union Nairobi defeated Karate Axiom 2 - 0

Winning Captain: Tarlochan Singh Chana

Goal Scorers: Narinder Singh Chotu & Tarlochan Singh Chana


 
 
 
 

1982: Pakistan International Airlines

Pakistan International Airlines defeated Simba Union Nairobi 4 - 1

Winning Captain: Manzoor - Ul - Hassan

Goal Scorers: P.I.A.: Manzoor Ul Hassan; Rohail Zahoor; Saeed Khan & Manzoor Junior

Simba Union: Jitender Singh Panesar


 
 
 
 

1983: Pakistan International Airlines

Pakistan International Airlines defeated Simba Union Nairobi 3 - 0

Winning Captain: Manzoor - Ul - Hassan

Goal Scorers: Maqsood Hassan 2 & Saeed Khan