Manipur to take on Odisha in finals of Junior Girls National Football Championship 2017
Imphal August 10,2017: Defending champions Manipur will lock horn with Odisha in the final of the Junior Girls National Football Championship at Barabati Stadium today.
Odisha thumped West Bengal in a one sided semi final by an unassailable margin of 3-0 on August 8 while in the other semis Manipur edged past Delhi 2-1.
Hosts Odisha are still undefeated in the championship and look to stop the north-eastern side from retaining the title. The highlanders had won the title last year after winning the finals by 4-1 against Haryana.
Odisha took off with a pulsating start hammering Himachal Pradesh 7-0 and then crushed Gujarat 5-1 in the second league match. It eased into the semis after defeating strong Maharashtra with a 4-1 win in the quarter finals.
The fortnight long sporting event organised by Football Association of Odisha kicked off on July 26 and featured teams from 27 states.
TNT News with inputs from Odisha TV