By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, Nov 18 : Irong were crowned the champions of the inaugural edition of the Tangkhul Men's Volleyball tournament organised by Muirei Katamnao Long, Yaingangpokpi.
In the final match staged today, Irong slumped to Leikoiching in the opening two sets but made a stunning comeback to extend the match to fifth set and seal the game 23-25, 19-25, 25-16, 26-24, 17-15.
The valedictory function of the 16-team tournament organised on knock-out basis was graced by IK Muivah, IGP Manipur police who also feted the winners.
Sapai L of Hungpung team was adjudged best setter of the tournament as MK Honarpui of Leikoiching was adjudged best blocker, Mahaiso of Muirei as best spiker and Khayuingam of Irong team as best player. They were also feted by dignitaries and other attendees present at the occasion.