Sunday, May 19, 2024

All Blacks lift Lirunas Morning Premier League


Dimapur, August 27: All Blacks defeated Merhulietsa FC on August 26 at D Khel ground, Kohima to clinch the title in a thrilling final day finish against Unity FC.
The five-month long season concluded on Friday which featured a must-win game for All Blacks who trailed Unity FC by a point going into the final game.
All Blacks took the lead early in the 13th minute through Salie. But despite enjoying most of the possession and chances created, All Blacks could not extend the lead making the second half a nervy affair.
Merhulietsa FC fought hard and looked to cut the deficit on certain occasions until Azo added the second for All Blacks in the 78th minute to secure all three points and their 2nd MPL title.
Unity FC finished second in the table with 40 points, just 2 points behind the champions.
Vanguard Old Boys pounded an already-relegated Kohima Raiders to finish third.
Zhapu of Kohima Raiders won the Golden Boot with 21 goals while Pele of All Blacks won the Golden Gloves with 7 clean sheets.
Morning FC and Kohima Raiders were the two teams that were relegated this season. Morning Premier League is organized by the Morning Football Association and this year was the 7th season. MPL 2022 was sponsored by Lirunas and co-sponsored by Disong Designs and Blackberrys.
(Page News Service)