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Maipakpi Memorial Trophy 2022: Kabi Tingchoi FC, Heirok FC sail into quarter finals

Kabi Tingchoi FC sailed into the quarter final, beating NESA Sekmai by 2-0 goals in the 1st Maipakpi Memorial Trophy 2022

ByIFP Sports Correspondent

Updated 21 Sept 2022, 6:05 pm

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Kabi Tingchoi FC sailed into the quarter final, beating NESA Sekmai by 2-0 goals in the 1st Maipakpi Memorial Trophy 2022 Nine A Side State Level Men's Open Football Tournament organised by Mangal Foundation Heirok at City Club Playground, Heirok.

Starting off the round of 16, Kabi Tingchoi and NESA had to sweat out in the first half play of 30 minute but failed to bring up any score.

However, Kabi Tingchoi team took their game to an upswing with Rowland surprising its opponent with a half volley for the opening goal in the 36th minute. With both teams well aware of the consequences of a knock round, NESA too was on the run, shooting at every opportunity for the equaliser.

But Kabi Tingchoi taking an upper hand, they guarded their fort well and made occasional runs and found their target with deadly accuracy in the 52nd minute when Silunii banged home the winning goal, enroute to the last eight stages. NESA player Bungson got a yellow card in the match.

Kabi Tingchoi player Rowland was awarded the Player of the Match for his opening goal.

In the second match, Heirok FC brought cheers to its home ground, beating EEO Lamding by 3-0 goals, to book their quarter final berth as well.

Goalless in the first half, Heirok FC came alive in the latter minute with L Roshan Singh fetching the opening goal in the 35th minute and later Kishan Singh struck twice in the 42nd minute and the 43rd minute for the victory.

Heirok FC player Sanjib and EEO Lamding player Maipaksana received yellow cards in the match for rough tackles.

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IFP Sports Correspondent

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Sports Bureau, Imphal, Manipur

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