Raja Goukhothang Guite Football Memoriam 2020 to begin today
CCPUR, Jan 8 : The highly anticipating Raja Goukhothang Guite Football Memoriam 2020 is all set to commence tomorrow, at Lamka Public Ground, Churachandpur where 18 strong teams will be competing for the coveted title.
In a managers' meeting held at the office of Ropiang Foundation, Mission Road, Churachandpur, all matters pertaining to the smooth conduct of the tournament were deliberated with 16 teams grouped into 4 different pools while two outstation Manipur State League clubs namely Muvanlai Athletics and Sagolband United were granted direct knock-out entry with the third Manipur State League club namely United Khawzim Brothers set to start their campaign group stage albeit their choice.
Amongst the four groups, Pool C, which comprises of Bishnupur champions Kha-Potshangbam FC, Churachandpur champions SYMROPIA FC, Lamka SC and Bungmual YC, is considered Group of Death as the group contained four strong Super Division League clubs.
At the end of group-stage, pool champions and runners-up of Group A and B will earn direct quarter-finals entry along with pool champions of Group C and D while runners-up of Group C and D will have to meet Sagolband United and Muvanlai Athletics in the pre quarter-finals round.
The winners of the tournament will claim Rs 3 Lakh cash prize along with Trophy and certificates while runners-up team will be rewarded Rs 1.5 Lakh. Losing semi-finalists and quarter-finalist teams will also get compensation of varying cash amount.
The tournament is being organised by DSA Churachandpur and Ropiang Foundation.