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SSB Bengal edge past Tiddim Road

Imphal, Jan. 12: SSB West Bengal defeated Tiddim Road Athletic Union by a solitary goal to claim the championís title of the 57th Sir Churchand Singh KCSI, CBE Memorial football tournament held at Khuman Lampak main stadium yesterday.

SSB forward Ng. Jitkumar Singh scored the winning goal through a penalty in the 31st minute to pocket Rs 2 lakh, along with the trophy.

Tiddim Road Athletic Union fetched Rs 1 lakh, along with the runners-up trophy.

Jitkumar walked away with the Best Striker title while the Best Midfielder award was bagged by L. Bikram of Tiddim Road.

The Best Goalkeeper of the final award was awarded to Pradip Basumatary of SSB West Bengal. Md Sohail Shah of NEROCA was Best Defender while Ch. Kumar of TRAU was named Best Goalkeeper. Daniel L. Hmar of TRAU got the Best Player title while L. Sanatomba of NISA was awarded for topscoring with six goals.

Karate-do: Shito Ryu Seiko Kai Karate-Do, Kakching Khunou, claimed the team championís title of the kumite event, claiming 47 medals in the 1st SSKM Open State Level Karate-Do Championship that concluded at indoor stadium, Khuman Lampak, today.

Shito Ryu Seiko Kai Karate Do finished with 21 gold, 11 silver and 15 bronze medals. In the kata event, Kanglei Shito Ryu Karate-Do, Patsoi, won five gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

Nihon Shotokan Karate-Do took the third slot, winning four gold, four silver and five bronze medals. SAI RC got one gold, two silver and Kangleisa Guju Ryu Karate-Do bagged two silver and four bronze medals in the meet.