58th National Football Championship for LG Santosh Trophy, 2002 | Oct 17 - Nov 05, Imphal - Manipur
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Manipur crowned 58th Santosh Trophy title beating Kerala 2-1
(Manipur Mail) 06 November 2002, 10:00 IST
Manipur football team gave a fitting Ningol Chakkouba gift to the ningols - a gift which will be cherished for years to come. The gift -becoming the first team from the state to win the National Football Championship, the proud possessor of the 58th LG Santosh Trophy today after defeating defending champion Kerala.more...
Upbeat Manipur eyeing for maiden title
(Manipur Mail) 05 November 2002, 10:30 IST
Having made it to its maiden final in the long history of the tournament, an upbeat Manipur will be eyeing their chances for the title when they clash with defending champions Kerala in the final of the 58th national football championships for Santosh Trophy.more...
Gritty ten men Manipur ground Goan flamboyance
(The Sangai Express) 04 November 2002, 08:30 IST
Sprinting for ball possession, tackling hard and tight marking, Manipur prevented their formidable semi final opponent Goa from scoring in regulation period and prevailed in the tie-breaker to enter the final of the 58th National Football Championship.more...
TV replay catches Lawrence on the offside
(The Sangai Express) 03 November 2002, 09:00 IST
Large scale violence broke out during the second semi-final of Santosh Trophy football championship between hosts Manipur and Goa here today following a controversial goal by the visitors forcing abandonment of the match which the Goan team has refused to replay tomorrow.more...
Pritam Bahadur fails to score; Kerala confirmed for final berth
(Manipur Mail) 02 November 2002, 09:30 IST
Defending champion Kerala confirmed the berth for final today defeating Services 3-2 in the first Semi-final match of the Championship. It was an exciting match on both sides; Kerala began with a determination right from the beginning, their strikers attacking with speed.more...
Manipur hoping to put it across Goa in semi-finals
(Manipur Mail) 02 November 2002, 09:30 IST
Buoyed by their phenomenal success in the tournament so far, local favorites Manipur will be hoping to keep the momentum going when they clash with last year's runners up Goa in the second semi final of the 58th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy here tomorrow.more...
8 players WB coach penalized
(The Sangai Express) 01 November 2002, 08:30 IST
Based on the reports of referee inspector and officials conducting matches and unsatisfied with the contention of the players against whom charges were framed for misconduct during matches at the ongoing LG Santosh Trophy 2002, eight players and a coach has been penalized by the Disciplinary Committee of the 58th National Football Championship.more...
Thirty thousand home fans versus opponent/s
(The Sangai Express) 01 November 2002, 08:30 IST
None can deny the fact State football team had to over come some nerve wracking moments in the quarterfinal match against Tamil Nadu to scrape through to the semi finals of the ongoing 58th National Football Championship for the LG Santosh Trophy 2002 at Imphal.more...
Manipur ride Khuman Lampak Mexican wave to semi final
By: Atom Samarendra(The Sangai Express) 31 October 2002, 09:00 IST
An off-colour Manipur side had a miraculous escape and sailed into the semi final despite being held 2-2 by a gutsy Tamil Nadu side in the last group D quarter final league match at Khuman Lampak Main stadium marked by two send-offs, vociferous but matured spectators and Mexican wave.more...
Kerala and Services advances to Semifinal; Preetam Bahadur nets his sixth goal of the Championship
(Manipur Mail) 30 October 2002, 10:00 IST
Defending champion Kerala came from behind and scored a flurry of goals in the second half to eliminate Assam 3-1 today in the group C quarter final match of the G Santosh Trophy. The defending champion moves into the semi-final stage and will face Services in the 1st Semi finals match on 1st November.more...
Tamil Nadu book home ticket for Orissa; Goa dump Punjab
(The Sangai Express) 29 October 2002, 09:00 IST
Runners-up Goa and semi-finalists Tamil Nadu started their campaign in similar fashion at the 58th National Football Championship for the LG Santosh Trophy 2002 winning their respective quarter final league round matches by an identical 2-1 margin.more...
Kerala ruin West Bengal; Railways derailed
(The Sangai Express) 28 October 2002, 09:00 IST
Defending champions Kerala started their campaign in the 58th National Football Championship for the LG Santosh Trophy 2002 with a hard fought 3-2 margin against West Bengal marred by unruly behavior and dissents against the match referee.more...
Manipur maintain winning streak; Bijen on top
(The Sangai Express) 27 October 2002, 09:30 IST
Backed by a packed and vociferous Khuman Lampak Main stadium crowd, Manipur shook-off a shaky first half to overpower spirited Orissa in their first group D quarter-final match.more...
Dipendu's goal No 8 in WB's 2-1 win
(The Sangai Express) 26 October 2002, 09:30 IST
West Bengal staved off the sporadic attacks of Assam to emerge victorious by the odd goal in three while Maharastra and Services split points in today's quarter final matches at Khuman Lampak Main stadium.more...
Contenders Bengal take on Assam in first quarter-final match
(Manipur Mail) 25 October 2002, 09:00 IST
Strong contenders Bengal take on local favorites Assam in the first quarter-final match of the 58th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy tomorrow as Maharashtra and services fight it out in the second match of the day.more...
Men separated from boys, QFs at Main Stadium
(The Sangai Express) 24 October 2002, 11:00 IST
With Services, Assam, Karnataka, Orissa and Punjab winning their last preliminary matches today, actions will be shifted at the Khuman Lampak Main stadium for the quarter final matches of the ongoing 58th National Football Championship for the LG Santosh Trophy 2002.more...
Photo Gallery :: League Matches
(TSE/E-Pao/Poknafam) 23rd October 2002, 18:00 IST
Manipur Bengal Maharastra confirmed for quarterfinal
(Manipur Mail) 23 October 2002, 10:00 IST
Manipur Crush Pondichery 9-0 in their last league round of the group IV match today at ESU ground, while IFA, Bengal thrashed Jammu & Kashmir 5-0 and Maharastra defeated Meghalaya in another matches at Mapal Kangjeibung.more...
Sans Bhutia Sikkim blank UP, Nagaland draw
(The Sangai Express) 22 October 2002, 10:30 IST
Sikkim and Karnataka brightened their chances of entering the quarter final round with convincing 3-0 and 4-0 victories over Uttar Pradesh and Haryana respectively, while Tripura humbled Gujarat 4-1, Punjab downed Madhya Pradesh and Nagaland came back from, a goal down to split points with Delhi in the LG Santosh Trophy matches today.more...
Bengal pound Rajasthan, Maharashtra win
(The Sangai Express) 21 October 2002, 10:00 IST
Former champions West Bengal started the LG Santosh Trophy 2002 campaign with a resounding 7-0 defeat of Rajasthan while Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra prevailed over Pondichery and Chandigarh respectively on the fourth day of the 58th National Football Championship.more...
Services crush UP; Gujarat, Karnataka win
(The Sangai Express) 20 October 2002, 10:00 IST
Pritam Bahadur scored the first hattrict of the LG Santosh Trophy 2002 as title contender Services powered to a 5-0 win over Uttar Pradesh. Gujarat downed Haryana 1-0, Karnataka outplayed Tripura4-l and Delhi split points with Orissa in the other matches of the 58th National Football Championship.more...
JK, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Assam march ahead
(Manipur Mail) 19 October 2002, 10:00 IST
Jammu and Kashmir started with a comfortably win against Rajasthan in the opening match of the Group 1 of LG Santosh Trophy today at ESU ground, Wangkhei. Deepak Sangral's first goal in just 3 minutes from kick off gave a solid chance to win the match. more...
LG Santosh Trophy kicks off amid razzmatazz
By: Atom Samarendra(The Sangai Express) 18 October 2002, 03:00 IST
Intricate movements by dancers performing maibi jagoi, thangta artistes exhibiting sword and shield play, rhythmic movement by pung cholom performers and exhilarating display of dholok cholom marked the cultural extravaganza during the opening ceremony of the 58th National Football Championship for the LG Santosh Trophy. more...
Photo Gallery :: Opening Ceremony Pictures
(TSE/E-Pao) 17 October 2002, 18:00 IST
Santosh Trophy all set to kick off
(Nikesh Yumlembam/Manipur Mail) 16 October 2002, 22:00 IST
The 58th Edition of the National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy will kick off from tomorrow at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium. The Governor of Manipur, Ved Marwah will open the function as Chief Guest and Chief Minister of Manipur O Ibobi Singh will welcome the participants as the Chairman. more...