Imphal, July 28,
Nilamani English School, Imphal West beat Poiroukhongjil High School, Imphal East by 4-3 goals to emerged winner of the U-17 Girls in the State Subroto Mukherjee Football Tournament 2019 played at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium.
By virtue of the win, Nilamani English School will represent Manipur in the U-17 Girls category in National Subroto Mukherjee Football Tournament at New Delhi.
As for the Boys categories, Springfield School, Thoubal in U-17 and Unique Academy, Imphal East in U-15 Boys will represent Manipur in the National meet.
In the final match, Poiroukhongjil School looked positive with Ng.Pinku getting the opening goal for her team. However Nilamani English School came back strongly with Lynda Kom fetching the equaliser in the 24 minute and later Shilky consolidates in the 30 minute to make it 2-1 goals.
As competition hots up, Poiuroukhongjil player Kimnungsang rattles up Nilamani defence striking two quick goals in 47 and 50 minute to shown theirs strength to post 3-2 goals.
Rabi Takhellambam, a resident of Kairembikhok Mayai Leikai, ThoubaI District has been in the field of Journalism for more than 10 years. Rabi, is well known for his reporting from Thoubal side and Indo-Myanmar border. Rabi is also a member of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the parent body of Journalist Union in Manipur. He can be contacted by email at [email protected]