IMPHAL, May 6: Manipur defeated Bihar by 4-1 in their first encounter in the 65th edition of the Santosh trophy football tournament today. The tournament is being held at Shivsagar, Assam.
Manipur is grouped with Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar in the cluster III preliminary round league.
Santosh opened goal account for Manipur in the 35th minute while Tiken increased the margin to 2-0 just before the half time whistle blows.
Later in the second half, Nabakumar consolidate Manipur’s position by netting in third goal while Nilakumar sealed the victory for Manipur by scoring fourth goal in the 76th minute.
Manipur next play Andaman & Nicobar on May 8.