The Meghalaya State Football Team U-16 finished third place at the U-16 National Football Tournament which was played out in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha.
The boys from Meghalaya defeated Tamil Nadu by a solitary goal during the third place play-off match. Clement Siangshai scored the winning goal to help his team win the bronze medal match for Meghalaya.
The tournament was organised by the Union Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs.
It may be mentioned that during the preliminary rounds the Meghalaya team won 2-0 against Madhya Pradesh including Rajasthan by 8 goals to nil.
The U-16 boys also defeated Mizoram 4-3 in a tie-breaker during the quarter-final match.
Manipur won 2-1 against Meghalaya in the semi-finals. The boys beat Tamil Nadu to finish third in the tournament.