(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula
DOHA: Lebanon has won the title of the sixth Asian Communities Football Tournament (ACFT) after defeating India in a penalty-shootout (4-3) after the match ended in a draw of 1-1.
This is the second time Lebanon lifts the ACFT trophy. It won its' first title ever back in 2015. Thousands of fans enjoyed the final match which took place in Al Arabi Stadium on Friday.
An award ceremony was held to honour the first, second, and third place teams, along with the match commissioner, and Qatar Football Association (QFA) referees who officiated the matches of the tournament.
Lebanon lifted the champions trophy and received a cash prize of QAR15,000, while India and Jordan received cash prizes of QAR10,000 and QAR5000 respectively.
A special cash prize of QAR5,000 and trophy were awarded to Hussein Mansour, top scorer of the tournament. Other special prizes included giving trophies to the best player, Mohamed Al Saghir, best coach, Ali Koteish and best goalkeeper, Ali Krayem.
This year, a trophy was given to the Indian Community Leader, Nilangshu Dey, who represented the Indian community fan base, who were chosen as the best community fan base in the tournament.
The final match and closing ceremony were attended by Hasan Najem Ambassador of Lebanon to Qatar and Indian Community Leader and President of the Indian Sports Centre, Nilangshu Dey.
The final match was also attended by Hani Ballan, QFA Board Member, Hilal Al Mohannadi, Chairman of the Sub-Leagues Committee at QFA, and Khalid Al Jumaily, Community Engagement Manager at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.
Hilal Al Mohannadi, Chairman of the Sub-Leagues Committee at the QFA said: 'I would like to congratulate Lebanon on winning the title of this year's Asian Communities Football Tournament, they deserved the win. We are very happy with the turnout of fans to the final as it demonstrates the football passion in Qatar.
Khalid Al Jumaily, Community Engagement Manager at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy said: 'I would like to congratulate Lebanon on winning first place tonight, and I would also like to congratulate India on earning second place in the tournament.