State Level Teacher’s Trophy kicks off at DNGC Itanagar
ITANAGAR: The Daporijo Government College (DGC) today knocked out the Dera Natung Government College (DNGC) Team A from the second edition of the State Level Teacher's Trophy, which was kicked off today at the DNGC ground here.
The tournament is being organized by the Ajing trUnited Club (AUC) and altogether 19 football teams of various schools, collages, and university are participating in the tournament.
The DGC team scored five goals against the DNGC Team A in the inaugural match while the DNGC Team A could only manage to score a single goal throughout the match in their own turf.
Though the ground got clammy by the unexpected rain but it failed to damp DGC players’ spirit who began scoring against their opponent in rapid succession since the beginning of the match itself.
The first goal of the inaugural match came in the 5th minute of the game from Gakir Dulom of DGC followed by the team’s second goal from Panye Rebi in the 11thminute. The third and the fourth goal for the DGC team came in 13th and 15th minute into the play of the first half from Raja Leya and Vicky Rebi respectively.
Amidst the quickly rising score of their opponent, the DNGC Team A seemed to have got a break when one of its player scored a goal somewhere around the 15thminute into the game but it got nullified by the line referee as an upside. The team’s lone goal of the match came in the 20thminute of the game through a penalty taken by Tabom Kodak.
Even while the outstanding rapid fire commentary by Tarba Japan continued to keep the spectators on the edge but the DNGC Team A’s supporters went back home cheerless as their team failed to make any progress in the second half of the match too.
However, the case for the DGC’s supporters was different as they got to celebrate one last time during the match with Dulom scoring one more goal for his team in the 8th minute of the second half.
Earlier, DNGC principal Dr N T Rikam, who kicked off the tournament as the chief guest, expressed his gratitude to the AUC for organizing the event as a tribute to the teachers for their tireless contribution towards the education sector of the State.
Urging the AUC to carry forward the event in coming years too, Rikam suggested that they should liaison with the appropriate authority and the department for making the tournament a calendar event.
Guest of honour of the event, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha president Taring Teri lauded the organizers for hosting the event and said that such events are the platforms through which youths can be given a right direction.
Special guest Arunachal Teachers’ Association president Kipa Kechak, AUC advisor Tanya Agu, organizing chairman Arun Badung also spoke during the inaugural event.
Meanwhile, Bamboo Jumping Party and DID Little Masters’ season 4’s second runner up Tamman Gamnu also performed during the inaugural event.
On second day of the tournament, there will be three matches viz., DBC Jully vs Homeopathic College Itanagar, Nimbus vs Donyi Polo, and Manu Academy vs Kankar Nallah.
The final of the tournament will be played on September 16 at the same venue.