NE Games: Manipur soar past Arunachal for U-17 women’s football gold

Shillong, Nov 16: Manipur bagged another gold medal at the 2nd North East Olympic Games 2022 by winning the final of the U-17 women’s football final against Arunachal Pradesh at the MFA Turf, Polo Ground, here on Wednesday on the final day of the Games.

Player of the Match S Lynda Kom scored a brace (29′, 44′) in the first half before Manipur added two more goals in the second half through L Babina Devi (62′) and L Shelia Devi (87′) as the team with seven India U-17 players controlled the game sublimely.
The gold medal could be significant in terms of the race to be NEOG 2022 Overall Champions – as of last night, Manipur were leading Assam in the medals┬átable by 78 to 75 and they now move to 79.
The football medals ceremony will take place after the U-21 men’s final between Mizoram and Meghalaya. That match will begin at 1pm.


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