Shillong, May 27: Umphyrnai defeated Sohryngkham 4-1 to lift the Shillong Sports Assocoation’s U-10 Boys Football League trophy at the Lawmali Playground here today.

All five goals were scored in a hectic first half, with Umphyrnai scoring via Bankyrshanbor Kharkongor (8′, 11′), Wanmebantei Kharkongor (21′) and Dibormy Kharkongor (23′), while Sohryngkham’s only goal was by Namebantei Kharbuli (9′).

This was the first SSA football tournament to be held in 2023. It began in March at Second Ground, Polo, but had to be moved to Lawmali due to periodic unavailability of the field in Polo.

Seventeen teams participated in all, split between four groups. The top two teams from each group progressed to the quarterfinals.

As champions, Umphyrnai were awarded Rs 10,000, with Sohryngkham picking up Rs 6,000.

Senior SSA members were present on the occasion, including Karsing Kurbah, Robert Dkhar, SS Rapthap and Prosper Warjri, among others.

(TSR photo)

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