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NEOG 2022: Manipur soar past Arunachal for U-17 women's football gold

Mighty Manipur won the final of the U-17 women's football final against Arunachal Pradesh at the MFA Turf, Polo Ground, in Shillong on Wednesday.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 17 Nov 2022, 6:12 pm

(Photo: North East Olympic Games)
(Photo: North East Olympic Games)

Manipur bagged another gold medal at the 2nd North East Olympic Games 2022 by winning the final of the U-17 women's football final against Arunachal Pradesh at the MFA Turf, Polo Ground, in Shillong on Wednesday, the final day of the Games. 

Player of the Match S Lynda Kom scored a brace (29', 44') in the first half before Manipur added two more goals in the second half through L Babina Devi (62') and L Shelia Devi (87') as the team with seven India U-17 players controlled the game sublimely.

The gold medal could be significant in terms of the race to be NEOG 2022 Overall Champions - as of last night, Manipur were leading Assam in the medals table by 78 to 75 and they now move to 79.

The football medals ceremony will take place after the U-21 men's final between Mizoram and Meghalaya, which will begin at 1pm, the Northeast Olympic Games 2022 stated in a release.

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