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MAC football tourney begins

Players of Barhungkha Club, Kokrajhar (yellow) and Todo FC, Arunachal Pradesh in action during the opening match of the MAC Super League Football Tournament.
 NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Nov 4 - The second Mising Autonomous Council (MAC) Super League Football Tournament kicked off in Gogamukh today.

The newly developed Gogamukh College playground, aided by the development fund of MAC was also inaugurated on the occasion. Developed at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore by the MAC, the playground has modern facilities with a proper drainage system to keep the ground playable during inclement weather conditions.

An invitation inaugural football match was played on the occasion which was inaugurated by Sunil Pegu, chairman, MAC in presence of Prabhat Basuamatary, Executive Councillor, MAC. The welcome address of the inaugural ceremony was delivered by Paramananda Chayengiya, Chief Executive Councillor, MAC in presence of Lakhimpur MP Pradan Baruah, Dhemaji and Jonai MLAs Dr Ranoj Pegu and Bhuban Pegu respectively. The Director of Sports Authority of India, North East, Subhash Basumatary attended the function as special guest.

The inaugural match was played between Barhungkha Club of Kokrajhar and Todo FC of Arunachal Pradesh in which the Kokrajhar team won 5-1. The rest of the tournament will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi Rural Sports Complex at Mohori Camp near Gogamukh besides the Gogamukh College playground, organisers said.

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