FLAM, IMVFA moved into quarter final of Challenge cup

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IMPHAL, May 4: FLAM and IMVFA have moved into the quarter final of the 13th Challenge Cup veteran football tournament being held at Mapal Kangjeibung. In their pre-quarter final matches played today FLAM overcome VSAN with a solitary goal while IMVFA defeated VSAI with the same goal margin. Today’s first match for the quarter final berth between FLAM and VSAN was keenly contested and the match saw some ugly scenes too. After Azizur put FLAM ahead in the 43rd minute, VSAN player tried hard for an equaliser which however do not materialise till the end of regulation time despite mounting pressure upon the FLAM side. In the 51st minute, Khogen of FLAM and Ruhikanta of VSAN were sent off by match referee as they engaged in physical contact and even getting started to fight in the field. In the second match, IMVFA managed to hold on to a lone goal advantage which was scored in early part of the match by Azad. Azad’s winning goal for IMVFA was scored in the 4th minute.

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