Edmar Figueira scored a goal in each half to guide Pune Football Club to a facile 3-1 victory over Salgaocar in the 10th round of the I-League, played at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Margao, here on Sunday.
The All India Football Federation announced cash award of Rs five lakh each for skipper Bhaichung Bhutia and custodian Subrata Paul while other players will get Rs two lakh each for their sensational Nehru Cup triumph.
Defending champions India sans star striker Bhaichung Bhutia failed to impress as they went down 0-1 to Syria in their inconsequential last round-robin match of the Nehru Cup international football tournament here on Saturday.
India registered an emphatic 3-1 win over Sri Lanka in their 3rd round match of the Nehru Cup 2009. The team kept the tempo up throughout the match and displayed zero slackness despite the islanders as easy rivals.
Defending champions India would look to ensure that Sri Lanka do not turn out to be party poopers when they face their South Asian rivals in an important Nehru Cup international football tournament match.