Thoubal, Oct 10 : The 43rd Manipur State Senior & 30th Sub Junior (Late Ph Mani Sharma Memorial Trophy) Kho-Kho Championship 2018 being organised by Salungpham Youth Sporting & Cultural Association (SYSCA) under the auspices of Manipur Amateur Kho-Kho Association (MAKKA) began today at Salungpham Public ground.
A total of 19 teams of Sub Junior including seven girls’ teams will compete in the championship which will be held till October 14 the 24 boys and 12 girls team will be vying for top honours in the senior category.
The opening ceremony of the championship was attended by Zilla Parishad Member of Charangpat ZP, Ph Heramani and Pradhan of Kangyambem GP, Ph Leibakchao as the chief guest and president respectively. President of MAKKA, K Baruni Singh; general secretary of MAKKA, M Modhusudol and Members of Salungpham Kangyambem GP were the guests of honour.
In the opening match of the sub-junior category, ASKKA Awang Sekmai defeated SHGIRCS, Pangantabi 20-19 while the second match saw PYDC Khangabok edged over SYVA Athokpam 11-10.
Tomorrow’s Morning fixture-Boys: SCEASDO Heirok Vs JAKA Kakching, ASKKA Awang Sekmai Vs SYSCA Salungpham, RUC Khangabok Vs YVA Athokpam and Girls: PYDC Khangabok Vs SHGIRCS Pangantabi, CHMYDA Sangaiyumpham Vs SYSCA Salungpham.