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SHILLONG | Sept 17, 2019:

In a matter of pride for the state, the Hopewell Elias Secondary School, Shillong was crowned Champions of the U-17 Subroto Cup 2019 after defeating defending champions — Bangladesh Krira Shiksha Protisthan at the Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi today.

In the first half, Meghalaya’s H Elias School scored its first goal through a brilliant kick form Sangti Janai Shianglong leaving the defending champion trailing by one goal.

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In the second half, two players from Bangladesh Krira Shiksha Protisthan were awarded red-cards reducing the number of the “boys in blue jerseys” to 9 players.

The winner took home a trophy besides a cheque of Rs 4 lakh while the runners’ up was awarded Rs 2.5 lakh.

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Besides the winning trophy, the Meghalaya team also bagged several awards including — Best Player, Best Goal Keeper, Best School and Best Coach.

The final match was also witnessed by Chief of the Air Staff, Birender Singh Dhanoa.


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