Shillong, Nov 13: Thunder Juniors of Weilyngkut won the 7th 9-a-side Knockout Football Tournament, organised by Lawei Ban Phyrnai Self-Help Group, at Sawmer Football Ground today.

Thunder Juniors defeated Friends United of Laimer 2-0 in the final and took home Rs 60,000 as champions. Friends United received Rs 30,000 as runners-up. Today’s goals were scored by Binstar Jana and Gowell Malngiang.

Mylliem MLA and cabinet minister Hamletson Dohling was the chief guest and he contributed the prize money. The trophy was sponsored by Amrit Cement.

Individual awards were also handed out. The Best Disciplined Team was Mawmluh and the Best Goalkeeper was Jefferson Thabah of Mawmluh. Friends United’s Kenio Lyngkhoi was the Top Scorer, while Strongpillar Kharkrang of Thunder Juniors was named Best Player, while Rajiv Jana was Man-of-the-Match in the final.

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