| Khurai players with the trophy at Mapal Kangjeibung in Imphal on Tuesday. Telegraph picture |
Imphal, April 1: Khurai Polo Club lifted the championís trophy of the fourth 57 Mountain Division Polo Tournament 2014, defeating Manipur Police Sports Club (B) by 5-2 goals at Mapal Kangjeibung today.
Khurai rider P. Ojit Singh struck two goals for the lead in the first chukker. Manipur Police rider T. Pradeepkumar got one in the first chukker.
Khurai Polo Club players L. Thompson Singh and P. Ojit Singh struck a goal each for a 4-1 goal lead. In the third chukker, Khurai consolidated the lead with P. Jotin Singh hammering his teamís fifth and final goal, dashing the hopes of Manipur Police. In the fourth chukker, Manipur Police managed to score their second goal through H. Abung Khuman but had to settle for the runner-up slot.
Khurai Polo Club went home richer by Rs 30,000 along with the rolling trophy, while Manipur Police Sports Club (B) collect Rs 20,000. All 14 participating teams received Rs 2,000 each as consolation prize.
National football: The AIFF has notified that the 20th Senior Women National Football Championship, 2014 is scheduled to be held at Golaghat and Dibrugarh, Assam, from April 27 to May 11. Manipur is placed in Group A, along with Railways, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.
Football coaching: The residential football coaching of Birchandra Memorial Sporting Club players, who will be representing India in the Manchester United Premier Club U-15 South East Asia final round in Thailand, will commence from April 6 at TBSFA Sports Complex, Tabungkhok.