Nike's annual Manchester United Premier Cup was initiated on Monday and here are the results of the second round of fixtures from the north-east zone...Nike kicked off its annual grassroots football initiative, the Manchester United Premier Cup (MUPC) on Monday, January 13 in New Delhi. The fixtures for the north-east zone began on January 15 and the second round of games took place January 16.
Following are the results of the second round of fixtures of the India leg of the tournament:
|DATE||TEAM 1||SCORE||TEAM 2||GROUP|
|16 Jan||Conscient Football||2-1||FAO Academy- Odisha||C|
|16 Jan||Sikkim XI- Sikkim||0-1||DDA FA- Delhi||B|
|16 Jan||Mohammedan SC- Kolkata||4-0||Varanasi FA- UP||B|
|16 Jan||Rangdajid United||0-3||BMSC- Manipur||D|
|16 Jan||United Sikkim-Sikkim||1-1||Sparrow United FC- HP||A|
|16 Jan||United SC- Kolkata||0-0||BBFS- Delhi||A|
Mohammedan SC were the big winners on the day, earning their second win in Group B by beating Varanasi FA 4-0 courtesy of a hat-trick by Kauhsik Shah while Asif Hussain was also on the scoresheet. Meanwhile, BMSC followed up their 5-0 victory on the opening day with a convincing 3-0 win over Rangdajid United as a Suresh Singh strike was sandwiched between a brace from Aenish Singh.
The games between the teams in the north-east zone will be concluded by January 18 before the fixtures of the south-west zone kicks off on the following day in Pune. The MUPC India finals 2014 will also be held in Pune on January 24. The winners will earn the chance to represent India in the regional finals in Thailand this June.
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