Shaheed Manoranjan Memorial football tourney RAU outlast NISA with narrow 1-0 win


Shaheed Manoranjan Memorial football tourney
By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jan 11 : RAU, Lairikyengbam Leikai edged out NISA, Thangmeiband 1-0 to secure last 16 round berth of the ongoing 12th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial CRPF Football Tournament.
The lone goal that earned RAU a pre quarter final berth at SAI Turf ground was scored by Jangajagin Kuki in the 49th minute of the match after the first half ended barren despite scoring chances from both the ends.
NISA also struggled hard to draw parity and overturn the lead in the latter part of the game but their efforts failed to yield result as RAU defence produced an exemplary fine performance to deny change in the scoreline.
RAU will now meet YUFC in the pre-quarter final clash.
Playing next in this knock out tournament will be WAFA, Wangoi and MPSC tomorrow at 10 am at the same venue before KLASA, Keinou play Sagolband United from 1 pm.