IMPHAL, May 21: Eastern Sporting Union, Wangkhei has lifted this year’s Th Birchandra Football Academy U-16 football trophy after defeating TBSFA.
In the thrilling final match played today at Toubungkhok, the Wangkhei club rely on a spot kick delivered by N Loken in the 23 minute which found the net. The match ended in 1-0 in favour of ESU.
ESU earn the spot kick as TBSFA defender Chingkheinganba handled the ball inside penalty area.
Referee Sh Suresh had no hesitation in awarding a spot kick to ESU and Chingkheinganba was sent off.
The winning team took home cash prize of Rs 25000 with a rolling trophy while the runners-up TBSFA was richer by Rs 15,000 with a rolling trophy.
The best fair play award of the tournament was bagged by YWC Malom.
JL Fimate of TBSFA was declared man of the tournament and he was richer by Rs 2000 with a trophy while best defender’s trophy was bagged by N Rohit also of TBSFA.
Most promising player of the league was given to N Loken of ESU while Y Suraj also of ESU was given best goal keepers trophy.
Top scorer of the tournament carrying cash prize of Rs 2000 and trophy was shared between JL Fimate of TBSFA and Raisomi of YOSC.