Dimapur, Jan. 11 (EMN): On the last day of Langpangkong Kaketshir Mungdang (LKM) football tournament, Merangkong thrashed Yaongyimti 4-0, and the semi-final played between Chuchuyimlang and Yaongyimsen, Chuchuyimlang won the match 3-1.
A nostalgic veteran exhibition match was played between Langpangkong veteran XI and Bendangli veteran XI team. The match was truly an inspiration for the youngsters and entertaining as well. It concluded with two goals win in favour of Bendangli Veteran XI.
The closing ceremony of 32nd LKM 2019 was held at P Talitemjen Ao ground with Toshi Wungtung, Honorable advisor and MLA for IPR, SCERT, Village Guard and chairman DPDB Tuensang district as the chief guest.
The chief guest in his speech mentioned that sports is a powerful tool, powerful language, full of action, which we should focus with positive culture. He mentioned that where there is high level of sports, there is high level of discipline. He emphasised both the players and the viewers not to forget what we have forward the glory that Dr. T Ao have contributed for the nation. Legendary Dr. T Ao could and I am sure there will be lots who can follow his footsteps.
In the final football match between Merangkong and Chuchuyimlang, jersey no 3 from Merangkong scored the first goal 2 minutes into the game but the opponent team equalised before the half time. After a competitive play from both the teams the match ended in a draw and had to be decided through a penalty shoot-out where Merangkong village emerged victorious and was declared the champion team.