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Tusam Youth Club emerges Saikul’s Chilchep Sports champion

Chilchep Sports is an annual Inter Youth Club sports meet of the Saikul block organized by KSO Saikul under the aegis of All Saikul Football Association/District Football Association Saikul to promote unity, peace, and harmony in the area, especially among the youths of Saikul.

ByKangpokpi Correspondent

Updated 24 Apr 2022, 5:48 am

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Saikul MLA Kimneo Haokip Hangshing de-hoisted the flag of the 6th Chilchep Sports at Saikul block ground as she graced the closing ceremony of the month-long tournament on Friday.

Chilchep Sports is an annual Inter Youth Club sports meet of the Saikul block organized by KSO Saikul under the aegis of All Saikul Football Association/District Football Association Saikul to promote unity, peace, and harmony in the area, especially among the youths of Saikul.

The closing ceremony of the 6th Chilchep Sports was graced by the local MLA Kimneo Haokip Hangshing as chief guest where SDO/BDO Saikul Block, Bhungba Maibam, SDO Lhungtin, and Island Block, Syed Amjad Ali Khan, and AMFA president M. Ratankumar attended as guests of honour and president, Kuki Inpi Saikul Gamkai, Seimang Lupho attended as functional president.

Pastor Haopu Khongsai, STCCC attended as the Minister apart from various special guests, invitees, village chiefs, and CSOs leaders.

The local MLA while expressing her deep satisfaction and pride over the achievements of Saikul in the field of sports, especially football, said that we have produced and represented the state in various national and international tournaments.

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However, the MLA pointed out that despite the immense contribution of Saikul toward sports even at the international level, it is very unfortunate that the very playground where many national and international sportspersons have been brought is still in a very deplorable condition.

MLA Kimneo Haokip Hangshing then assured to render all possible help on her part to renovate the playground in the larger interest of the people, especially sports lovers from the area.

After inspection of the finalist players by the local MLA accompanied by other dignitaries, the final match between Jangnoi Youth Club and Tusam Youth Club was kicked off at Saikul playground.

It may be recalled that as many as 56 youth clubs from the Saikul block including men’s and women’s volleyball participated in the sports meet held at three avenues, Saikul, Pangjang, and Lhungtin playground.

As many as 364 goals were scored in 112 matches while 205 yellow cards and three red cards were issued during the football tournament, said Boilen Chongloi, in charge of the sports meet.

In the final match, Tusam Youth Club had an easy 4-0 win over Jangnoi Youth Club to lift the champion trophy with a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh.

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Thangtinlen (36th), Salem (75th), Paokhohao (81st), and Thangminlen (86th) scored for the champion team.

Runner up Jangnoi Youth Club had to contend with a trophy and cash prize of Rs 50,000.

Despite contending with the runner-up trophy in football, the women’s volleyball team of JangnoiYouth Club emerged as Champion in women’s volleyball defeating Nungka Youth Club women’s volleyball team in the final while KS Mollen Youth Club men’s volleyball team defeated Songjang Youth Club in men’s volleyball.

Among the individual prizes winners, Lunminthang Chongloi of Saijang Youth bagged the top scorer award and Thangminlen Haokip of Tusam Youth Club bagged Hero of the Match award while Tonglenlal Chongloi of Jangnoi Youth Club was adjusted as an emerging player of the tournament, Lalboi Haokip of Tusam Youth Club as Best keeper and Paolenlal Khongsai of Tusam Youth Club as Hero of the Tournament.

 

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First published:24 Apr 2022, 5:48 am

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KSO SaikulChilchep SportsSaikul MLA Kimneo Haokip Hangshing

Kangpokpi Correspondent

Kangpokpi Correspondent

KANGPOKPI district, Manipur

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