24th Tekang Etor Football Trophy begins, Runne edge past Siang 2-1 in opening match

24th Tekang Etor Football Trophy begins, Runne edge past Siang 2-1 in opening match

| Correspondent |

PASIGHAT, Apr 19: The 24th Tekang Etor Football Trophy got underway at Yagrung today with former Minister Bosiram Siram kicking off the tournament amidst the presence of East Siang ZPC Kaling Dai, public leaders, GBs and others.

In the inaugural match, Runne Messi-Merih edged past Siang United FC 2-1.

Altogether, 24 teams are participating in the tournament, which is being played in the name of Solung Etor Giidii (festival).

Speaking at the kick off programme, Siram advised the players to maintain sportsmanship and set example for younger generation.  “How small may be this platform, but if you lay a proper foundation from here, you can grow up and achieve greater height of glory in future by sincerity, dedication and hard work like that of former national player Bhaichung Bhutia and world class players like Maradona and Messi,” the chief guest said.

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