Khelo India Youth Games 2019: Maharashtra bounce back in Football

The 2nd Edition of Khelo India Youth Games 2019 is currently underway in Pune. Organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MYAS) to promote Sports & Excellence in India, the first edition was conducted from 31st January to 8th February 2018 in Delhi which witnessed a whopping 5500 players from 29 states and 7 Union Territories. The current edition is scheduled to be played from 09th January to 20th January 2019.

Talking about the current edition, Maharashtra has bounced back in Football after suffering two defeats earlier. Here is a brief report of the same:

U21 Boys

Mizoram 3-0 Maharashtra and Odisha 1-4 Maharashtra: In the opening game, Maharashtra lost out to Mizoram 3-0 after the North-Eastern side displayed a dominant performance to overcome Maharashtra. A goal each by David Laltlansanga, Lalruatfela, and Lalnunzama proved enough to snatch a crucial win.

Maharashtra U21 Boys responded quite well in their second game with a fine 4-1 win over Odisha. Sufiyan Shaikh bagged a fantastic hat-trick before Aman Khanna added the fourth goal to seal a resounding win.

U17 Girls

Odisha 2-0 Maharashtra and Bihar 1-2 Maharashtra: In the girls’ category, Maharashtra lost their first game but bounced back in the second game. Odisha got the better of Maharashtra in the first game after registering a 2-0 victory. Susmita and Deepa scored in either half to lead Odisha to glory.

In the second game, Akanksha Kandalkar turned out to be the hero for Maharashtra as she struck twice to give Maharashtra a much-needed win as they look forward to going all the way in Khelo India Youth Games 2019.

Also Read: We need to win against Bahrain: Constantine

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