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RAU advance into pre-quarter stage of Shaheed Manoranjan CRPF Football

RAU Lairikyengbam Leikai beat NISA Thangmeiband by a solitary goal to show the exit door in the 12th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial CRPF Football Tournament.

ByIFP Sports Correspondent

Updated on 11 Jan 2022, 8:06 pm

Representational Image (Photo: Pixabay)

Representational Image (Photo: Pixabay)

RAU Lairikyengbam Leikai beat NISA Thangmeiband by a solitary goal to show the exit door in the 12th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial CRPF Football Tournament 2021-22 played at Turf Ground, SAI Sports Complex, Takyel.

The first half saw a hectic tussle of the ball between the teams but none could change the statistics of the match, finding the goal. However in just resumption of the second half, RAU player Janga Jagin Kuki dazzled with his play to strike home the lone goal in 49 minute for the victory.

NISA had to curse their luck as two of their players were sent off with red cards, leaving them nine men to fend the goal. Lamjingba was sent off with a direct red card by referee Rk Angousana in 38 minute while S Sunder from double caution in 79 and 85 minute for reckless challenge. RAU players M Lanchenba, Janga Jagin Kuki and NISA player Sh Meiraba also served with a yellow card in the match.

First published:11 Jan 2022, 8:06 pm

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IFP Sports Correspondent

IFP Sports Correspondent

Sports Bureau, Imphal, Manipur

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