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Setungchim’s extra-time strike brings Subroto Cup to Nagaland after 42 years


New Delhi [India], October 13 (ANI): It was a recreation that they dominated, however ultimately it took a header within the first-half of extra-time by Setungchim, to make sure that the celebrated Subroto Cup Boys Under-17 crown got here to Nagaland after 42 years.

For the report, Pilgrim Higher Secondary School (PHSS), Dimapur, Nagaland, beat Government Model Higher Secondary School (GMHSS), Chandigarh 1-0 to win the 61st Subroto Cup International Football Tournament Boys Under-17 title right here on the Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Stadium within the nationwide capital.

The winners acquired the grand trophy from the Chief Guest, Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari, PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Chief of Air Staff. Also current on the event to encourage and cheer on the finalists was Tokyo Olympics silver medalist wrestler Ravi Dahiya, who was the Guest of Honour.

After the sport kicked off at 5pm, the boys from Nagaland performed the extra enterprising soccer. Captain Bapen and Thanglenngam mixed collectively effectively on the left flank the place a lot of the assaults had been created. Chandigarh had the most effective probability of the half when event high scorer Lemmet examined Nagaland goalkeeper Shotok, who saved effectively to maintain the scores even.

The second half was a fair affair with each groups not capable of create any clear minimize alternatives taking the sport to additional time. Nagaland nevertheless, regarded the extra compact and arranged in assault all through the sport.

The aim got here early within the first half of additional time, when off a Tongtinlen nook, Setungchim, who had scored a hat-trick within the semi-finals, rose highest to deflect a header previous Rohit within the Chandigarh aim.

Speaking on the prize distribution, Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari, PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Chief of Air Staff, stated, “It was heartening to see two fine young teams battle it out so intensely for what is undoubtedly the premiere school football prize in the country. Today’s match once again reiterates that there is no dearth of talent in the country when it comes to football or any other sport. There were no winners today. I congratulate both teams for giving their heart out and playing in a spirit which epitomizes the dream of the founder of this prestigious trophy, Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee. I am sure he would have been a proud man today. I also congratulate all the participating teams and the entire team at Subroto Mukherjee Sports Education Society for making this tournament a grand success, particularly coming back after a two-year hiatus. The Indian Air Force has supported sports and sportsmen and women throughout its existence and we have ambitious plans with the Subroto Cup going forward, now that the tournament is well and truly back on track. Once again, congratulations to the winners, runners-up, their coaches and all those who participated in the successful conduct of the 61st edition of the Subroto Cup.”Olympic silver medalist wrestler and Guest of Honour Ravi Dahiya additionally shared his ideas and feelings saying, “Sport in itself is a great guru for kids. It imbibes discipline and focus at a very young age. These are values which go a long way in the making of a successful human being. Team sports like football, also teach you to work as a team and teaches you how every member ofa team, just like in a family, is important and needs to be valued and respected. Therefore, I urge the young to take up one sport, any sport, in your life and pursue it. It will not only make you a fitter individual, but also a responsible citizen and a good human being. I congratulate all the winners of today and wish them a bright future ahead.”A incredible Air Warriors Drill Teams efficiency, an attention-grabbing cultural programme by college students of Air Force Bal Bharti School and a daring Para Jump by the Air Devils of the Directorate of Adventure preceded the entry of the groups into the pitch, the place they had been first launched to the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour.

The 61st Subroto Cup version started on September 06, 2022, with the Boys Under-14 event beginning off proceedings. After Manipur’s Heirok HS gained that class, the ladies of St. Patricks, Jumla in Jharkhand took the Girls Under-17 crown on September 27, 2022. In all, a complete of 92 colleges representing 25 States and Union Territories of India participated within the three (U-14 Boys, U-17 Girls, U-17 Boys) classes together with a workforce from Bangladesh.

The winners acquired Rs 3, 50,000 whereas the runners up recieved Rs 2, 00,000. The semi-finalists and Quarter-finalists Rs 1, 50,000 and Rs 1, 00,000 respectively. The Fair play trophy winners acquired Rs 50,000 whereas the Best Player and Best School acquired Rs 40,000 every. The Best Goalkeeper and Best Coach acquired Rs 25,000 every.(ANI)