Barhoongka AC from Kokrajhar defeated Dhupdhara Football Academy from Goalpara 2-1 in the opening match of 16th edition of the Bodoland Martyrs Gold Cup football championship, 2015 which has kicked here at KDSA ground today in Kokrajhar.
For Barhoongka, Bibek Gurung and Lamminthang Touthang scored one each goal in 59th minutes and 88th minutes while Issac Sangma of Dhupdhara reduced a goal scoring in 81th minutes in the second half and lost to Barhoongka 1-2.
Sanswarang SC from Serfanguri is taking on Jothai SC from Gendrabil on Monday.
The championship has been organised by ex BLT welfare society in association with Kokrajhar district sports association (KDSA) in memory of martyrs, who were sacrifice their lives for the caused of separate Bodoland state movement.
Altogether 10 teams are participating in the championship which included Jaraguri Football Academy, Salbagan FC, Gossaigaon; Global FC, Gossaigaon; Bongaigaon XI Star, New Model Sports Club, Udalguri; Barhoongka AC, Kokrajhar; Dhupdhara Football Academy, Goalpara;Cheorapoli FC, Kolkata; Jothai Club, Gendrabil and Sanswrang Sports Club, Serfanguri.