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Freedom Challenge Cup underway in Tura

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TURA, Aug 06: Tura United Football club defeated Modynagar club with 3-1 goals in a thrilling knock out match of the Freedom Challenge Cup 2017 held Saturday evening at Chandmari playground.
 The match began on a high note with both teams playing their level field.
 The captain of Tura United Derian Ch. Marak scored the first goal in 16 minutes and boosted the morale of his teams, which lead to subsequent goals by Stiemly Sangma in 38 minutes.

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Bhattacharya felicitated for BCCI appointment

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SHILLONG, July 22: The honorary secretary of the Meghalaya Cricket Association (MCA) Naba Bhattacharjee has been felicitated for being appointed to a committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Bhatarcharjee was recently named in the special committee on Lodha reforms along with seven other cricket administrators including former India skipper Sourav Ganguly.

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Jasper Marak re-elected as President of DFA

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Tura, July 02: The District Football Association (DFA), Tura held its annual general meeting on Saturday evening and re-elected Jasper P. Marak as its President.
 Former publicity secretary of DFA Tura Sengrak D Marak conducted the election for the prestigious football association of Garo Hills.

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Manipur girls, Mizoram boys crowned champions in Assam Rifles CAPF U-19 football final day

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Shillong, Jun 24: Mizoram survived some tense few moments to hold off Manipur for a 2-1 victory in the final of the boys’ division of the Assam Rifles CAPF Under-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday, while in the earlier game Manipur girls beat Meghalaya 1- 0 to emerge as champions.
Before the start of the match Director General of Assam Rifles, Lt Gen Shokin Chauhan encouraged both teams in a short speech. The Chief Guest for the occasion, His Excellencythe Governor of Mizoram, Lt Gen (retd) Nirbhay Sharma, commended Assam Rifles for their successful hosting of the tournament and wished the players the very best.

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AR, CAPF Under-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament Final Match will be held on Saturtday

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Shillong, June 23: Preparations are well underway for the final day of the Assam Rifles CAPF Under-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament, the title matches of which will be held on Saturday. 
Manipur and Meghalaya will contest the girls’ final at 8:00am, followed by the boys’ final between Manipur and Mizoram at 3:30pm, both at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Polo Grounds. All four teams are eager to get their hands on the stunning trophies crafted for the tournament, which have been named in honour of the late Dr Talimeran Ao, the North Eastern football legend who captained India in the 1948 Olympics.

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