LMBU edge past PCM(JNC) 3-2 in OEMFT opener

LMBU edge past PCM(JNC) 3-2 in OEMFT opener

PASIGHAT, Oct 3: The 17th Odam Ering Memorial Football Tournament (OEMFT) started today at the Pasighat JN College playground with local MLA Kaling Moyong launching it.

In the opening match, LMB United scraped past PCM(JNC) 3-2.

As many as 28 teams are participating in the tournament the final of which will be played on October 20 next.

The winner and runners-up team will be awarded with cash prize of Rs 50,000 and Rs 30,000 respectively.

Stressing on fair-play, the MLA advised the participants to be disciplined and showcase their best during the course of the event. Such sporting activities foster unity and brotherhood among the youths, he added.

He informed that the newly constructed stadium would be inaugurated by CM Pema Khandu shortly.

Besides the MLA, Retd Group Captain (IAF), M Panging Pao, DSO (Sports), Nada Apa, senior citizen Obyak Ering, a host of officers, leaders, students and hundreds of soccer lovers witnessed the opening match.

The tournament is conducted annually in memory of Odam Ering, wife of late Dr Dying Ering and mother of Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering. (DIPRO)

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