LS TROPHY 2022KFA(J) beat Manipur Terrier 2-1 to seal quarter final berth
KANGPOKPI, Sep 12: The Kuki Football Academy (Junior) team from its Residential Academy sailed through to the quarter-finals defeating the Manipur Terrier by 2-1 goals in a group C encounter today at Brig M Thomas Ground Kangpokpi.
KFA residential boys found the opener through Obed in the 52nd minute which was equalized by the army team through Achan in the 64th minute. However, KFA Junior Team rallied back and Lamgunlal scored the winner to ensure his team a quarter final berth.
The second match between YOSC-Khurai and Taphou Football Club ended inconclusive after a mild scuffle broke out owing to a controversial penalty given by the central referee in favour of YOSC.
Taphou FC were leading the game 3-1 till the first half. YOSC found their second goal in the second half and the central referee Ajit Singh gave a penalty kick in favor of YOSC after he booked one of the Taphou FC players for a handball. A mild scuffle ensued when the Taphou FC players protested over the referee's decision forcing the game to end inconclusive.
The organizing committee then summoned managers and officials of both teams and finally decided to resume the remaining 15 minutes of the on Wednesday with a penalty kick.
There will be no match tomorrow owing to the Kuki's Sahnit Ni. On Wednesday, Sagolband United will also play FC Gorkha XI Manipur in the first match while Satkhohen and Sumkhomang Memorial Team will clash with TYPOM Maohing in the second match.
The quarterfinal matches will begin on September 15 after Wednesday's matches.