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Manipur lift National Jr Women Football trophy
Sportslogon Team August 10th 2017

Bhubaneswar : In a keenly contested final match, Manipur win over host Odisha by 3-2 goals and bagged the title of the Junior Girls National Football Championships at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Thursday.

T Kritina Devi of Manipur drew the first blood in the 22nd minute, A. Roja Devi netted double goals in the 41st and 91st .

Odisha’s Suman Prgyan Mohapatra scored at 79th mins and an own goal of Manipur at 43rd minutes, created a hope for the host to go for extra-time for the decider, but Roja’s last minute goal took away the match from Odisha.

In the closing ceremony the Football Association of Odisha (FAO) felicitated the four women football players who represented India in the recently concluded India’s Senior Women Football Team that played in Malaysia were also felicitated and cash reward of Rs 10000/- each. National selector O. Bembem Devi was also felicitated.

FAO also declared a cash reward of Rs 5000 each to the State junior team along with coach, manager and support staff , who finished runner up today. FAO president and Barabati MLA and Debashish Samantaray , Odisha Armature Athletic Association secretary Asirbad Behera and AIFF Assistant manager Sapna were present in the closing ceremony. .
This news was added and updated on : August 10th 2017
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