KIYC, AMOFA, SSU prevail in Manoranjan football
IMPHAL, 17th Feb: KIYC, AMOFA and SSU all triumphed in Sunday’s action of the 9th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial CRPF Football Tournament underway at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium.
KIYC started the day’s fixtures with a 5-1 rout of GC-CRPF as Ashif scored a hat trick in the one-sided match.
Ashif got his team off to a fine start after finding the opener in the 14th minute and then doubled the advantage in the 22nd minute before he went on to score his successive third goal four minutes later and completed his hat trick.
In a two-minute span, Wahat made it 4-0 as CRPF were off the scoreboard throughout the first half.
After the interval, KIYC added a goal in the 51st minute through Sabir Ali as the opposition could only manage a goal in the 80th minute courtesy of Jessy Kom.
The next game saw AMOFA come from a goal down to secure a convincing 3-1 win over NISA.
Amir Khan put NISA ahead in the 13th minute but H Johnson equalised for AMOFA in the 44th minute as teammate M John netted the second goal in the 65th minute before H Sailesh rounded off the victory with an injury-time goal.
SSU, meanwhile, scored in both halves to beat SU 2-1.
Sanjiv Kumar found the breakrthough for SSU in the 24th minute and L Roshan extended the lead in the 65th minute before Samuel Shadap reduced the deficit in the 67th minute. Thereafter, neither side could convert and the scoreline eventually went in favour of SSU.