GANGTOK, 16 Aug:
Army XI, Lucknow emerged as the champion of the Independence Day Football Tournament for Chogyal Sir Tashi Namgyal Memorial Cup 2018 played here at Paljor Stadium. In the contesting final match played on 15 Aug, Army XI outplayed home team Sikkim Aakraman Football Club 2-0.
Both the teams played an attacking game from the start. In the presence of home support, Sikkim Aakraman FC players made constant attacks but could not breach the opponent’s defence. Finally, Army XI finished the first half with 1-0 lead with the help of Liton Shil’s goal in the 34th minute.
In the second half, when home team players were trying to equalise the game, Jain P extended the lead of Army XI to 2-0 in the 64th minute.
Eight teams participated in this tournament which had kicked off on 08 Aug. The tournament was organised by Sikkim Football Association under the aegis of Home Department.