Mangan, Jan 16 (IPR)
The 1st Open Minister’s Futsal Tournament Mangan North Sikkim kicked off on Thursday at the futsal arena, DAC Complex, Pentok.
It is a first men open Futsal tournament in north district being organised by North Sikkim Sports Wing in association with Sports and Youth Affairs Department, North District, which will feature 38 teams in total, will be played over a period of nine days up to January 26, 2020.
30-Dzongu, Incharge, Smt. Chingkipu Lepcha graced the opening ceremony as the Chief Guest where she declared the tournament open alongside Deputy Director, North, Sports Department Smt Janim Lepcha and host of dignitaries.
It is learned that the final match will be played on January 26 with cash prize of rupees sixty thousand to winner and rupees thirty thousand to runner up team.
In the inaugural match between Star Boys and Norgay United, Star Boys beat Norgay United with 7-2 goals.
On the occasion, Chief Guest, Smt Lepcha also felicitated coaches of winter coaching camp 2020 organised by north district sports wing in collaboration with sports and youth affairs department, Government of Sikkim.
Smt. Lepcha also interacted with the children those who have participated in winter coaching camp 2020, where she said it is aimed to create and develop a sustainable foundation for the sport of Archery, football, taekwondo and table tennis as a sporting career alternative for the athletes of North Sikkim.