GUWAHATI, Aug 20 � With a deserving 3-1 goal victory against Noonmati Coaching Centre, Chandmari Coaching Centre emerged champions in the 5th Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Prize-money Football Tournament.
In the final played at the Assam Engineering Institute playground here today, Chandmari boys were leading 1-0 at the break. Subol Boro put Chandmari CC ahead in the 15th minute while Bironjoy Boro made it 2-0 in the 50th minute. Ramen Boro struck the third goal for the winning team in the 76th minute. The lone goal for Noonmati was netted by Uttam Basumatary in the 78th minute.
Mridul Boro of Chandmari was adjudged best player of the final while his team mate Jintu Gogoi received the best goalkeeper award. Banlal Kherjota of Gilgel Club was the highest scorer of the championship which was organised by the Guwahati City District Youth Congress Committee. MP Bhubaneswar Kalita, West Guwahati MLA Hemanta Talukdar were present as guests in the closing function and they gave away the champions and runners up trophies respectively.
Along with the trophies, the winning team became richer by Rs 15,000 while the runners up team got cash award of Rs 8,000.