Imphal: SDYC Khonghampat Khunou clinched the 22nd Khonghampat Gram Panchayat Level Football Cup by defeating LAMDA, Loitang in a penalty shoot-out.
The football tournament organised by Khonghampat Youth Club under the Northern Development Association, NCDA at Khonghampat Awang Leikai Laikol Ground began on March 21, 2021.
At the final match Sunday, both the teams opened their account during the first half of the match. LAMDA, Loitang opened their account during the first part of the first half. SDYC Khonghampat took just around 4 minutes to equalize the goal. Both the teams tried hard to score but at the end of the regulation time, the score remained 1-1.
Speaking as the chief guest at the closing function of the tournament, Rajen said that Manipur is well known for its sporting prowess. The state can be proud of its rich sports talents. MC Mary Kom is honoured by the country for her achievements in the field of sports, he added.
Minister Rajen said that people who are indulging in smuggling narcotic items should understand that they will not be able to live happily with the money they earn. Killing people for the sake of profit is a big sin, he added.
Minister appealed the people to maintain good health. Youths of the state can pursue sports as it has a lot of prospects for a career. Recognizing the talents of the youth of Manipur in sports, the Government of India has decided to set up the National Sports University in the state. Such opportunity should be rightly used by all of us, the minister added.
President NCDA, Arambam Kameshwor, Upa-Adakshya, Imphal West, L Boby Devi, Y. Pradhan, Khonghampat GP, Muhindro Singh, attended the closing function as president and guests of honour respectively.