Thoubal, Apr 28 : After a break last year due to pandemic, TKWA Trophy 2021-22 soccer football tournament kicked off today at Tentha Multiplex ground with Dress House FC Patsoi beating Sekta FC Sekta 1-0.
The inaugural programme was attended by Dr M Nara Singh, former Minister; Retd Lt Gen Dr Konsam Himalay; and president of Football Players' Association of India P Renedy Singh as dignitaries.
In his address to the gathering as chief guest, Retd Lt General K Himalay Singh appreciated the elaborate cultural and ceremonial arrangement done at the local level for the TKWA Trophy. He also said that more such football grounds in the rural areas will tap the hidden sporting talents of the State.
32 teams clubbed in 8 groups are competing in this edition of the tournament.
Surma FC Wangjing will meet SMDC Sora at 2 pm tomorrow in the first match of Group-G while the first match of Group-H will be played between Yairipok FC Yairipok and Panthoibi FC Langthabal at 3 pm.