Haflong, Oct 11: The most awaited football tournament of the year ”The 13th C.E.M’s Cup Carnival-2017” organised by Dima Hasao Sports Association has finally began on Wednesday at N.L Daulagupu Sport Complex, Haflong.
The tournament was inaugurated by chief guest Ranu Langthasa, chairperson N.C Hills Autonomous Council in presence of other distinguish guest N.C Hills Autonomous Council, E.M Samuel Changsan; N.C Hills Autonomous Council M.A.C, Ngamrothang Hmar; District Sports Association president, T.T Daulagupu and District Sports Association, vice president, Biswajit Chakraborty.
Speaking on the occasion Ranu Langthasa brief on importance of sport among the youth in the present generation, its good impact on health and fitness and wished the players for good performance.
In this tournament in primary round all together 12 teams will participate and 4 teams scoring highest point will directly enter in to the quarter final round of Robin League. Meanwhile the organizer of the event DSA has announced the primary round list with 4 groups and from each group 3 teams will play the tournament. The team participated in the said tournament namely Moulhoi YC, Heaven Blue Athletic Club (HBAC) and Fiangpui YC in Group- A; FC Barail, Waimijing and Zion YC in Group- B; Garampani SA, Dima United FC and Kukistan FC in Group- C and Maibang SA, Evergreen Club and Shan FC in Group-D from which four top teams will qualify for quarter final round of Robin League in which four teams from both in and out of the state namely Mizoram, Manipur, Sikkim and Kokrajhar district will be participating in the Robin League.
Wednesday match was played between HBAC vs Fiangpui YC in which HBAC won by 5-4.