Manipur to witness first ever football league under 18

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 10, 2020: RK. Jaichandra Singh Manipur Youth League, first ever football league in Manipur for youth of three age groups under 18 will begin on February 2.

The management team of the league made its official announcement at Classic Grande, Chingmeirong, on Friday.

RK. Jaichandra Singh Manipur Youth League 2020 football tournament for under 13, 15 and 18 years of age group is organised by All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) and powered by the Classic Group of Hotels.

MLA RK. Imo, who is the patron in chief of Manipur Youth League said,  “We have been producing quality footballers in the national and international level successfully. Thus league is introduced to give a foundation as well as to produce more quality young footballers from the state in the coming future.”

“This tournament will be the first of its kind in the state for the quality development of young talented youths in the game of football for all,” director Classic Group of Hotels, Naoba Thangjam said.

The official match ball of the Youth League is the first ever customized match ball sponsored by Aztecz Sports.

To be eligible for the participation of the Manipur Youth League 2020 clubs should be a registered club in their concern District Sports Association (DSA) or District Football Association (DFA). The participating players of the club should be a registered player In the Centralized Registration System (CRS). Clubs should have 25 registered players of all the age groups, viz, Under-13, Under-15 and Under-18.

It is compulsory for the clubs to have teams to participate in all the age groups.

The league will be in a Home and Away basis. Thus the club should have an own home ground with a standard football field. The ground can be under lease or ownership.

The champion will be appreciated with  Rs 2,00000. The runners up team will be awarded Rs 1, 00000.

There will be Golden Globe, Golden Boot and Player of the Tournament titles with a cash prize of Rs 10,000 each. The Player of the Tournament will be presented a sports bicycle sponsored by VELO — Bicycle and Accessories, Imphal.

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