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Manipur Defeated Orissa, Crowned Women’s National Champions

Manipur Women Football Team 2014 Photo: AIFF
Manipur Women Football Team 2014
Photo: AIFF

Manipur 3 (Bala Devi – 3rd, 55th, Oinam Bembem Devi – 20th)

Orissa 1 (Sakina Nesa – 90+1)

“There was no stopping the Manipur juggernaut as they downed reigning champions Orissa 3-1 in a lopsided summit clash of the 20th Women’s National Championship to clinch the Nationals crown for the 17th time here at the Golaghat Stadium in Golaghat, Assam on Monday (May 12, 2014).”

“It was a good win. I am really happy to end a fairly good campaign on a high but more importantly I would like to point out that the future stars who played in Orissa colours today have a lot of potential.”

“Goals at the beginning of the first and second period from Bala Devi and iconic India player Oinam Bembem Devi sealed the issue for the female footballing hotshots.”

“Coming to the champions, Manipur had the measure of the game from the first whistle. These girls are too experienced to falter. It was a nice experience for the youngsters, I’m sure,” Barua added.


Source: http://www.sportskeeda.com/football/manipur-crowned-womens-national-champions/



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