Somsai Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) in
conjunction with Ukhrul Football Club concluded the District Level 7-a-side (Under – 12)
Baby League Football Cup 2019 at Ukhrul. The Baby League was conducted from 18 – 20
June 2019 and has been widely appreciated by the locals.
A total of six teams participated in the tournament. The final match was played
between Ukhrul Basic Soccer Foundation versus Wungngayam FC. Football is the most
popular sport in Manipur and passionately followed by the locals.
The inaugural Baby League was organised by Assam Rifles under the banner of
Late Major Bob Khathing Football Tournament in February 2019. Based on popular
demand, a similar tournament has been organised for young players. The Assam
Rifles have also been supporting the budding talent through scholarships and training. This
tournament helped in reinforcing the sports culture in Ukhrul District and encourage the
efforts of local clubs like Ukhrul FC in harnessing the young talent.