AMFA, CDSA, Manipur State League, FC Zalen, Muvanlai Athletics, UKB, Ganggam SC, Super Division League
🎇 *AMFA Election 2019-23 :*
Election for the All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) is likely to be held during the month of August, 2019 for which a General Body Meeting of the State’s football governing body will be held on 31st July, 2019 regarding the Election. The tenure for which Election will be held will be from the year 2019 till 2023.
🎇 *CDSA Super Division League 2019-20 :*
The (L) Lianboi Simte Memorial Churachandpur District Super Division League 2019-20 is likely to commence from 3rd August, 2019 at Lamka Public Ground, Churachandpur under the aegis of Churachandpur District Sports’ Association (CDSA). In this regard, first phase of managers’ meeting was held at the office of CDSA, Hiangtam Lamka on 19th July, 2019. As per information collected from source close to CDSA, the League will be an affair of 7(seven) clubs with the district’s top division league to witness hike in prize money from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 30,000 while runners-up of the League will be compensated by a sum of Rs. 20,000 while Fair Play Award and individual awards such as Top-Scorer, Player of the League, Best Goalkeeper and Most Promising Player will also be given out apart from the assurance by the donors’ family to give Man-of-the-Match Award to outstanding performer in every league match. It may be mentioned that family of (L) Lianboi Simte, a former Manipur State goalkeeper and core member of Lenlai Club, continued their sponsorship since the inception of the District Super League back in 2013.
🌌 *13th Manipur State League 2019-20:*
The 13th edition of the Manipur State League 2019-20 is scheduled to commence from later part of August, 2019 for which most teams began their training camp. As it stands, 16 (sixteen) clubs are on the fray for the State’s premier football league with 4 new clubs adding to the previous 12. New faces to be seen include United Khawzim Brothers and Ganggam Soccer Club of Churachandpur and Yarkhok United FC of Ukhrul as well as AFC-Thoubal.
🎇 *FC Zalen continued to strengthen squad, youngster Lunjapao Doungel the latest arrival:*
10th Manipur State League 2015 finalists FC Zalen continued to strengthen squad ahead of the 13th Manipur State League. In addition to a string of top-class signings that were already made, the club just completed the signing of youngster Lunjapao Doungel, who excelled in the just concluded 1st Niangzen Trophy 2019 at Churachandpur where the promising youngster played instrumental role in helping Koite Youth Union to a dream final.
🌌 *Muvanlai Athletics began pre-season training:*
Another Manipur State League outfit Muvanlai Athletics began their pre-season training earlier this week at Pangjang playground, Saikul Sub-Division, Kangpokpi District. Ahead of the exciting 13th Manipur State League 2019, Coach Gouminlun Kipgen, who is an AFC-B coaching license holder, is assessing the fitness and creativity of his players while Savio Haokip is assisting the influential coach in their preparation to make a big mark in the upcoming Manipur State League.
🎇 *United Khawzim Brothers continue to strengthen squad:*
United Khawzim Brothers, who are waiting for their first appearance in Manipur State League for over a year, are desperate for the start of the 13th Manipur State League 2019. During the summer transfer window, they completed the signing of towering defender Jonathan Ginthianlal Simte and midfield dynamo Khaigin Kipgen, both from Muvanlai Athletics, along with the double swoop of FC Zalen’s Mangkholen Kipgen and Lallenmang Sitlhou. Moreover, in order to create more competition in the goalkeeping’s role, they have reached an agreement with Lenjapao Kipgen, a stand-out performer in 1st Niangzen Trophy 2019 winning the Best Goalkeeper Award on the way to spearheading Koite Youth Union into the final. With a series of match-winning performances, the young goalie caught the eyes of many suitors but the advance of United Khawzim Brothers became hard to turn down for him and despite many available options, he agreed terms in principle with the Khawzim Brothers to compete with Jeson Vaiphei for the club’s number choice on goal.
🎇 *Pre-season training of Ganggam Soccer Club getting underway :*
Newly promoted Manipur State League club Ganggam Soccer Club of Churachandpur have their pre-season training at based camp of Old Gelmol getting underway in full swing with new head coach Gyan Moyon, an AFC-B license holder, monitoring and nurturing the team. It has been three weeks now since Gannggam Soccer Club began their pre-season training and the boys are feeling fine and well ahead of the upcoming 13th Manipur State League 2019-20. With Gyan Moyon filling the hot-seat of head coach, Haopu Neihsial has been assigned the task of assistant coach.
🌌 *District Super Division League 2019-20:*
With a new season AMFA’s calendar kicking off, certain DSAs began process for the commencement of District Super Division League. With Imphal West Super Division League getting underway in full swing at Artificial Turf, Lamlong near Khuman Lampak, DSA Churachandpur are also setting tentative date for the start of the Super Division League on 3rd August, 2019.