KFA's Open Night Tourney Vumminlen shines as RFU Kpi enter round of 22 with SMT Haipi, Taphou FC

Our Correspondent
KANGPOKPI, Nov 9 : As the knockout round of the ongoing 5th edition of Kuki Football Academy's Open Night Football Tournament kicked off yesterday night after a break following the culmination of its almost a month-long league round, Real Friends United (RFU) Kangpokpi sealed a 2-1 victory over United Youngstar to enter into the round of 22.
Kangpokpi's side led the game in the 19th minute as unstoppable striker Vumminlen volleyed home the ball. However, United Youngstar's Thangcha did not miss the chance he got in the 43rd minute to level the scoreline before halftime.
RFU Kangpokpi had a better comeback in the second half and Vumminlen was on the target again in the 56th minute and it proved enough for the team to sail through to the round of 22.
In the second match knockout round, SMT Haipi overwhelmed Pholva FC 3-0 thanks to goals by Obed (8'), Lungousem (28), and Haolenngam (40').
Meanwhile, in the third match, South Changoubung Youth Club and Taphou FC played out a 1-1 draw during normal time but Taphou FC won the game 7-6 via penalties.
Earlier during the normal time, Tonglenlal scored for the Taphou FC in the 19th minute while Seigoumang scored for the South Changoubung Youth Club in the 29th minute.