Sikkim team

Mizoram defeated Sikkim 1-0 to life the in Dr T Ao North East Football Championship 2020 on Tuesday in a closely fought final match on Tuesday.

The final was played between the two sides in Kohima.

With this defeat, Sikkim’s dream to lift the champion’s trophy once again got crushed, for the third time to be precise.

The first half of the final was a closely fought one with both teams failing to find the back of the net.

Both teams missed some good opportunities to take an early lead in the second half as well.

Mizoram’s David Lalrinmuana, meanwhile, scored the only of the match in the 75th minute to seal the victory for his team.

The Sikkim players played their hearts out to bounce back into the match but were not good enough to do so.

Sikkim received the runners-up trophy and cash prize of Rs 6 lakhs.

Sikkim’s goalkeeper, Urgen Pintso Sherpa was adjudged as the Best Goalkeeper of the tournament and Sikkim’s midfielder, Klip Namgyal Barfungpa received the Best Midfield trophy.

Sagar Chhetri

Sagar Chhetri is Northeast Now Correspondent in Gangtok. He can be reached at: sagchhetri@gmail.com