BSU, SYDA enter semis of 6th Nganbi Memorial Football Tourney

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jan 2 : BSU-Keirao Makting and SYDA, Sabal Leikai progressed into the semi-finals of the 6th Thingujam (O) Nganbi Devi Memorial Football Tournament organised by The Social Workers' Congress Khongman.
In the first quarter final match of the tournament, BSU beat hosts SWC by a slender 1-0 margin to seal their semi-final ticket. The lone goal that proved the difference was scored by Sakier in the 5th minute of the match.
Later in the second quarter final match, SYDA beat SANG-GAI FC-Angtha 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the regulation time. SANG-GAI FC took a first half lead thanks to Rohit's goal in the 16th minute but SYDA pulled level in the 70th minute through Nawas to extend the match to a penalty shoot-out. Only Olen and Bimol were able to score for the Angtha team as Shahil, Nawaz, Ahsan and Sakip all found the target for the Sabal Leikai team.
Tomorrow, ABA-Kshetrigao will play FFCC, Angtha in the third quarter final match from 8 am before KSC, Kongba take on BPYC-Bashikhong Panthoibi in the last quarter final match from 1.30 pm.