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An Indian entrepreneur residing in the UAE has announced a monetary prize for Kerala if they win the Santosh Trophy

Kerala anticipates the Santosh Trophy final against Bengal on Monday night, a UAE-based Indian entrepreneur, Dr Shamsheer Vayalil, has promised a cash prize if Kerala wins the competition.

Dr Shamsheer has officially revealed that if Kerala wins the trophy, he will provide the squad a monetary prize of Rs 1 crore. Check out some details about it below.

An Indian entrepreneur residing in the UAE has announced a monetary prize for Kerala if they win the Santosh Trophy

“As a fellow Malayali, it’s encouraging to see Kerala reach the Santosh Trophy final.” Throughout the competition, the squad has performed admirably. “I hope they can win one of the most cherished trophies in Indian football,” Dr Shamsheer stated, according to Khaleej Times.

With top-tier club players not participating, the Santosh Trophy national football competition has long lost its lustre and been relegated to a talent-scouting exercise. But try telling that to the 25,000 people expected to fill the Payyanad Stadium in Manjeri on Monday night for the final of the 75th edition of the grand-old event. It’s the football that matters in Malappuram, not the stars, as has been demonstrated time and again.

Appropriately, the final will include teams from two states with a rich past and a legendary rivalry. Hosts Kerala will attempt to repeat their group-stage victory (2-0) against 32-time winners West Bengal, the most successful team in the Santosh Trophy.

Meanwhile, Bengal, who are competing in their 46th final, will attempt to revenge for their defeat to Kerala in the 2018 title match on their home soil in the Kolkata. Bengal won the two previous finals matchups between the teams, in 1989 and 1994.

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