Imphal:Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh showed he still had the touch as he scored a beautiful goal during an exhibition match between CM XI and CS XI played last night.
The match between the legislators and bureaucrats and police was played during the inauguration of flood light system at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium, here.
Speaker Y Khemchand after bringing the ball in the right flank passed the ball to CM Biren who was in the centre. Biren scored as the stadium exploded with cheers.
The team led by Chief Secretary Suresh Babu which had large numbers of skilled players also managed to.score a goal. L. Nandakumar scored the goal for Chief Secretary XI thus concluding the match 1-1.
It was a keenly competitive match as many of the ministers and MLAs were good players. Chief Minister said that it was indeed a historical and emotional moment for the people of the State.
He thanked the Sports Minister Letpao Haokip, officials of YAS, officials of PHILIPS Company for early completion of flood light system before stipulated time.
Mr Biren informed that the construction of astro-turf football ground at Langjing Achouba, Imphal West will be completed soon.
He further maintained that another three more artificial football turf with flood lighting system will be constructed in the state soon.
The chief minister maintained that sports are the only way to keep our youths away from drug addiction in the State.
Mr Biren also inaugurated the RK Jaichandra Singh Manipur Youth League 2020, first of its kind in the entire North East India.
The opening match of the League was played between Classic Football Academy and HIYAI Football Academy. Altogether 11 teams are participating in the League.(UNI)
I did it ! Scored the 1st goal of the 1st match under floodlight between the Chief Minister's 11 and the Chief Secretary's 11 at the Khuman Lampak Main Stadium. @PMOIndia @KirenRijiju pic.twitter.com/bCuiG90VyL— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) February 6, 2020