New Delhi: Peter Vaz, founder and chairman of Sporting Clube de Goa. Vaz died at the age of 53. All India Football Federation has condoled the untimely demise of Vaz. Kushal Das, General Secretary, AIFF said that Vaz was as a very capable football administrator whose passion for football was unmatchable.
Das said, "The AIFF fraternity is shocked to hear the unfortunate demise of Peter Vaz. He will be remembered for his dynamicity and contribution to the club and the Indian Football in his capacity as the chairman of Sporting Clube de Goa." He further said, "On behalf of president Praful Patel and all Staff of AIFF, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family for this tragic and irreparable loss. We pray to God to give peace to the departed soul, and give the family members enough courage and strength to bear this irreparable loss."
Vaz turned the Models Group into one of the leading business group of Goa, with diversified interests in construction, tourism, hospitality and sports. Sporting Clube de Goa, won the GFA league in its inception year itself (1999-2000). Following that, they won in the ONGC Super Cup in 2005, whereas reached the final of the Federation Cup thrice (2005, 2006 and 2014). The Oranjes finished as the runners-up of the National Football League in 2004-2005.