Teangkhong emerge as champion of Chongkham Football League

Teangkhong emerge as champion of Chongkham Football League

CHONGKHAM, Dec 7: Teangkhong team emerged as the champion of Chongkham Football League beating Chongkhan Town Club 3-0 in the final played at mini stadium here yesterday.

Altogether, 14 teams participated in the tournament wherein they played a total of 12 matches in six different venues of Chongkham circle in which every team had to play the match on home and away basis.

The tournament, organized by the Chongkham Sport Association, is a brainchild of local MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary for Environment & Forests Chow Tewa Mein. He took this noble initiative to host the football league match in the district to raise awareness against drugs and also with an aim to nurture the footballing talents among the youth.

Reiterating his zero-tolerance on drug menace, Mein said, “I want to engage the young generation in sports and different social activities apart from conducting regular drives to eradicate drug menace.”

He called upon the youths to recall the contribution made by Indrajit Namchoom, the finest football player from Chongkham to represent the country in international level.

He said that Chongkham was once known for producing great sportspersons but now with the “growing” trend of drug abuse among the youth the place has lost its past glory. It is time that youths remember the contribution made by their predecessors and hone their skills in their chosen field of sports.

Terming the tournament as part of this effort, Mein said he is happy with the success achieved so far.

He expressed hope that the tournament as an additional effort will play an important role in achieving success in this regard.

Later, Mein gave away prizes to the teams, who were in the list of honour.

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