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Manipur prepares for national football, hockey championships

By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: May 07, 2022 10:43 pm

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Imphal, May 7 (EMN): Manipur has started preparations for the upcoming Hero Women’s Junior (U-17) National Football Championship 2022 to be held in Guwahati from June 15 and requested local football clubs to recommend probable players.

In a memorandum, All Manipur Football Association(AMFA) asked local clubs to recommend six U-17 girl players, who were born on or after January 1, 2005 and not later than December 31, 2007 by May 8.

The girl players should be registered in the central registration system (up-to-date CRS) for participation in the national football championship.

“We’re planning to start necessary steps from May 9 once the formalities are over as per the existing CRS and central monitoring system. We are expecting a good number of probable players to finalise our targeted number for the upcoming event”, said L Jyotirmoy Roy, General Secretary of AMFA.

Manipur has around six popular women football clubs. In the 33 member squad for women U-17 team national camp, Manipur has as many as 10 players including two goalkeepers.

Preparations underway for national hockey tourney

Meanwhile, hectic preparations are currently underway at Khuman Lampak Hockey Astroturf to host the 12th Hockey Indian Sub-Junior Women National Championship 2022 from May 11 to 22nd.

Speaking to The Assam Tribune, Basudev Singh, President of Manipur Hockey said that more than two dozen hockey teams across the country will be participating in the 12-day long competition. Four hockey teams representing Northeast — Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Mizoram — are also expected to take part in the championship.

Teams are expected to arrive from Monday (May 9) onwards.

By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: May 07, 2022 10:43:44 pm