Jorethang, 15 Jul: In the pre-quarter final match of the ongoing Akkar Summer Cup Open Football Tournament here today, Sikkim United, Gangtok, edged past UKFC-Kurseong 1-0 goal with the man of the match award going to Rajiv Pradhan of UKFC-Kurseong.
On Monday, Dynamo FC of Darjeeling will take on Sikkim Police.
The tournament, it may be recalled, is being organised by Jorethang Football Club (JFC) on the theme, “Say no to Drugs”.
The tournament carries a cash award of Rs 1.25 lakh for the winning team and Rs 75,000 for the runners-up along with trophies. The final match is scheduled for 21 July.
South Zilla Adhakshya, Pharwanti Tamang, was present as the chief guest today accompanied by P Wangdi , CGM, State Bank of Sikkim, as the guest of honour. Also in attendance were area MLA, Arjun Kr Ghatani, SDF CLC general secretary John Rai, ex-servicemen, police staff, committee members and local dignitaries.
[from JEEWAN SUBBA]