Kozhikode, Feb 23 (UNI) Defending NFL champion Dempo Goa clinched maiden ONGC I-League title defeating Viva Kerala 4-1 in the 18th round here today.
Spearheading an attacking game against Viva, which was already demoted to second division football along with Salgaocar, Dempo scored the first goal through Edeh Chidi capitalising on a pass from his teammate Johny D'Cruz in the 27th minute.
Captian Ranty Martins Soleye took the tally to 2-0 through a penalty in the 31st minute.
After Dempo survived anxious moments, Viva narrowed the margin when S Saleel scored a goal of a corner kick by Othalo Tabia in the 35th minute.
Continuing with the attacking game, Edeh scored again after he received a pass from Sameer Naik from left flank in the 44th minute.
Roberto Silva increased the final tally to 4-1, capitalising a corner kick from Johnny D'Cruz in the 79th minute.
Edeh was declared man of the match.
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