The 29th edition of Shirui Lily Cup 2021 that started from November 24 wound up on Saturday at Ukhrul Headquarters. Shillong Lajong FC defeated KLASA FC by 4-3 in a penalty shootout after the match ended goalless during the full time.
TFM Ukhrul Correspondent
Shillong Lajong FC scripted a history on Saturday by winning the 29th edition of Shirui Lily Cup 2021 – National Level Football Tournament, organised by Ukhrul District Sports Association (UDSA) under the aegis of All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) at Ukhrul Headquarters and powered by Samadon Maruti.
In the final match, Shillong Lajong FC defeated KLASA FC by 4-3 in a penalty shootout after the match ended goalless during the full time.
The champion walked away with a cash prize of Rs. 1,75,000 and the runner-up pocketed a cash prize of Rs. 1,25,000. The individual award for best goal keeper was given to Rajat Paul Lyngdoh of Shillong Lajong FC, Man of Tournament was awarded to Gladdy Nelcen Kharbuli of Shillong Lajong FC and the top scorer award were jointly shared by Gladdy Nelcen Kharbuli and Tremiki Lammurong of Shillong Lajong FC and Lunminlen Haokip of KLASA FC. The best referee was given to Priyokumar.
Shillong Lajong Football Club is an Indian professional football club, based in Shillong, Meghalaya. Shillong Lajong FC was established in 1983 with the prime objective of improving the declining standard of football in the Meghalaya state, and to spot, train and nurture local talent.
The club is four-time champions of regional Shillong Premier League in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2019. And on Saturday, the club has added another feather by winning the prestigious 29th edition of Shirui Lily Cup 2021 – National Level Football Tournament.
Runner-up of 29th Shirui Lily Cup 2021, Keinou Library And Sports Association (KLASA FC) was established on September 12, 1972 and is one of premier state league football teams from Manipur.
The closing ceremony was attended by Dr Manik Shaiza, former president of UDSA as chief guest. Senior members of UDSA, Dr. Mathias Jajo, Ngaraipam Kasomwoshi, M. Yangkahao Azar Sareo, LW. Somi, Shaivi Zimik, Sira Ragui, SR. Luikham and AS. Aping were the special guests of the day.
UDSA also felicitated Padma Shri recipient Guru Rewben Mashangva, tennis star Jennifer Luikham and fame cyclist Adonis Tangpu during the closing ceremony.