Manipur Durand Cup to kick off in Imphal on Aug 18
CM Biren expressed satisfaction over the preparations and congratulated the sports minister, other officials, and the army personnel as well for their efforts.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh today inspected the ongoing preparations for hosting the 131st edition of Asia’s oldest football tournament the Durand Cup at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium in Imphal.
While the tournament will officially begin later this evening in Kolkata, in Imphal the first match will kick off on August 18 between homegrown clubs NEROCA FC and TRAU FC.
Speaking to the media on the sidelines of his inspection visit, CM Biren expressed satisfaction over the preparations and congratulated the sports minister, other officials, and the army personnel as well for their efforts.
Chief Minister Biren Singh also announced that Defence minister Rajnath Singh along with the Chief of Army Staff will inaugurate the tournament in Imphal.
First Published: 16th August, 2022 16:08 IST
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