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TFA XI wins the first exhibition football match

Noamundi, September 19, 2017

More than 2000 spectators witnessed an engrossing game of football

Tata Steel Noamundi organised a one off exhibition football match between Tata Football Academy (TFA) and Odisha XI at Sports Complex, Noamundi.

In a thrilling finish, TFA XI won the match by 5-4 goals in the penalty shootout. The exhibition match was inaugurated by Mr Pankaj Kumar Satija, General Manager, Ore Mines and Quarries (OMQ) Division, Tata Steel who graced the occasion as chief guest along with Mr Samresh Bhandari, Block Development Officer, Noamundi. More than 2000 spectators witnessed the game.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Satija said: “Sports is an integral part of life in Tata Steel. It was a thrilling football match and both teams showed excellent sportsman spirit. The purpose of such exhibition match is to bring forth the national football to the people of Noamundi and its nearby areas.

Expressing his happiness, Mr Vikash Balmuchu, Defender, TFA XI said: “To come back to the place where you have started your career is always wonderful. The stadium had an ecstatic and energized atmosphere which was a great boost for all the players”. 

Present on the occasion were Mr Gopi Oraon, Circle Officer, Noamundi, Mr Brijalal Ram, Officer in Charge, Noamundi Police Station, Dr Dhirendra Kumar, Chief Medical Officer, Tata Steel Hospital, Noamundi, Mr Sanjay Das, Secretary, Noamundi Mazdoor Union.

About Tata Steel

Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2017. It is the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $18.12 billion (INR 117,420 crore) in FY17. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of nearly 74,000. Having bagged the Deming Application Prize and Deming Grand Prize for continuous improvement in 2008 and 2012 respectively, Tata Steel has now been recognised as the global ‘Industry Leader’ in ‘Steel category’ by Dow Jones Sustainability Index (2015). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has also been felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2013-14 (received in 2017), Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2016), ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ award from TIME India (2016) and the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from the Ethisphere Institute (2016), IIM Sustainability Award (2015), among several others.

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