Kabi Tingchoi, Heirok FC enter Maipakpi Memorial Trophy semis
By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Sep 21 : Kabi Tingchoi and Heirok FC entered into the 1st Maipakpi Memorial Trophy 9-a-side State Level Men's Open Football Tournament with resounding quarter final wins over their respective rivals.
In the first quarter final match of the tournament organised by Mangal Foundation Heirok at Heirok Part II Litan Makhong City Club playground, Kabi Tingchoi and NESA-Sekmai played out a goalless first half but the former team surged ahead in the second half to seal a 2-0 win.
The opener came from Rowland in the 36th minute while Siilunii netted the second in the 52nd minute.
Later in the second quarter final match, Kishan scored a brace to fire Heirok FC 3-0 past EEO-Lamding and earned a semi-final ticket.
L Roshan found the breakthrough in the 35th minute after a barren first half and Kishan quickfired two goals back to back in the 42nd and the 43rd minute to complete the 3-0 rout of the Lamding team.