MLA Football Challenge gets underway in Namcheybong

Summit Report

Gangtok, 05 Dec:

MLA Football Challenge-2020 for under-19 girls and under-14 boys kicked off at Aho-Kisan School Ground under Namcheybong constituency in East District on Saturday.

The knock-out football tournament is being organized by the East district unit of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha’s sports wing in collaboration with the party’s sports wing for Namcheybong constituency.

On the inaugural day, Gnathang-Machong constituency beat Namcheybong in the U-19 girls match-up, while Namcheybong outplayed Arithang in U-14 boys.

The finals are scheduled for 24 December.

The opening ceremony had SKM party’s Nari Morcha state president, Kala Rai, as chief guest, while Namcheybong area MLA, Em Prasad Sharma, was present as guest of honour. The opening ceremony was also attended by Excise Department Chairman, G Bhutia, SKM sports wing president, Rinzing Wangyal Chopel among other dignitaries.