UBSA claim Ksh Leihao Super Division title as SWC, SAO share spoils


UBSA claim Ksh Leihao Sup
By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, Apr 11 : UBSA, Mantak have fetched the 19th Ksh Leihao Devi Memorial Super Division Football league tournament title organised by District Sports Association Kakching.
UBSA's title was confirmed today after another title contender, SAO, Kakching played out a 2-2 draw with  SWC-Keirak.
The day saw SAO boosting their title chances by leading 1-0 till the break but second half surge and two goals by SWC crushed their hope. W Sumanda was the first to open SAO's account before S Justin doubled the team's advantage by adding another in the 51st minute.
SWC which were trailing behind by two goals upped their ante and fought back with a never say die spirit and it was in the 58th minute that M Dayananda pulled back a goal for the team.
SAO, surprised by the goal, concentrated more in defending their lead but their wall was breached lately in the 86th minute and Kh Biken made no mistake in sending the ball into the net past the keeper to make it 2-2.
The last few minutes saw both teams struggling for the winner but the scoreline remained unchanged till the time forcing SAO to settle for the runners up title.
Bagging individual titles in this top tier tournament are : N Romesh Singh of SAO-Best Goalkeeper; Hemam Mangilan Singh of UBSA- Best Defender; M Minaketan of SAO- Best Midfielder; S Ngamneiril Kom of UBSA- Highest Scorer and N Roshan Singh of SAO-Best Player.
N Chanderkumar of SWC-Keirak was on the other hand adjudged best manager as Juvenile Association bagged the best discipline team title.