Imphal, September 6: Sagolband United registered a solitary goal win over Anouba Imagi Mangal in the opening match of 12th Manipur State League 2017 sponsored by Kh.Ingocha Singh Memorial Trust played at Artificial Turf, Khuman Lampak.
Sagolband United who has roped in two foreign players, Elaricher Princewill Emeka and Ejiogu Chinedu Emmanuel to boost theirs rank find the going tough as AIM Khabam put a solid stance in the first half to render goaless.
However in resumption of second half, Patrick Kamei proved to be trumpcard when he scored the winning goal in the 68 minute. Sagolband United player Sandeep Soraisam and AIM player S.Dinesh, Henry Monsang Tesong got a yellow card in the match.
In another match, KLASA Keinou beat NACO Nambul Mapal by 1-0 goals with M.Aboy Sharma getting the winning goal in 90 plus 3 minute.
Karong MLA, DD Thaisii along with AMFA president S.Sanatomba Singh attended the opening ceremony. Altogether twelve teams, SSU Singjamei, TRAU Tiddim Road, FC Zalen Sadar Hills, YHPU Lalambung, NISA Thangmeiband, Neroca FC, Muvanlai FC, DM Rao Sekmai, NACO Nambul Mapal, KLASA Keinou, SU Sagolband and AIM Khabam are participating in the meet.
Imphal West League
KSC Lambulane beat MSC Malom by a mammoth total of 19-0 goals in the 7th K.Karnajit Singh Memorial 2nd Division Football League 2017 played at Loitang Khunou. The second match saw, SICO Lourembam Leikai by 3-1 goals.
YVO Heikap had a goaless draw against FC Imphal City, Kongba in the N.Apabi Memorial Third Division Football League 2017 played at ABA Ground, Imphal East.