The second edition of the North-East Blind Football Tournament, featuring eight teams and seventy-five players, took place at the Montfort Centre of Education in Tura, Meghalaya, from January 27th to 30th.
Organised by the Indian Blind Football Federation
and the Society for Rehabilitation of the Visually Challenged
, the championships brought together teams from all over North-East India, including Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya and invited teams from Kolkata, Delhi and the IBFF academy in Kochi.
The tournament was won by the North-East Showers Blind Football Club, who defeated the Delhi Daredevils 1-0 in the final following a pulsating draw. Dominic was on hand to find the back of the net with the winning penalty.
Caption: the North-East Showers team pose with their trophy
For the first time ever in India, women officials took part in the tournament, officiating a number of games.
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Caption: the tournament officials, including the first two female referees in India