UAE based businessman to give Rs 1 cr to Kerala team if it wins Santosh Trophy

Ahead of the Santosh Trophy finals, UAE-based Malayali entrepreneur Shamsheer Vayalil has promised to give Rs one crore to the Kerala football team, if it wins the national football tournament in Malappurram on Monday.

Shamsheer is the chairman and MD of VPS Healthcare and is also the son-in-law of billionaire businessman M.A.Yusuf Ali.

Kerala is aiming to win their seventh title and are all set to meet traditional rivals West Bengal.

"It's heartening to watch Kerala playing the final of the Santosh Trophy. The team displayed fantastic performances throughout the tournament. I hope they are able to lift one of the most coveted trophies in Indian football," said Shamsheer, a sports e