Mapusa: A late goal by Cressant Antao helped Dempo beat Sporting Clube de Goa 1-0 and emerge GFA Professional League champions after a gap of three years, at Duler ground, Mapusa, here today.
Dempo, who needed a win to take an unbeatable lead over their rivals with one round left, now have 29 points while Sporting Goa remained on 25 points.
Sporting Goa, who needed a win to remain in the hunt for the title, dominated the proceedings but failed to break the deadlock until Dempo scored the winning goal in the dying minutes.
Medio Jerry Jersinga gave a pass to Cressant Antao who made no mistake in guiding the ball into the net to see Dempo emerge winner.
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