The 3rd Siyom Banggo Football Championship Running trophy was kicked off on 9th August 2017 by Minister Power, Industries, Textiles & Handicraft and Election Tamiyo Taga amidst a huge gathering at Pessing General Ground. The minister was accompanied by Heads of Department and Panchayat leaders.
Altogether sixteen teams from Jomlo Mobuk and Rumgong circle of Siang District are participating in the tournament which is organised by Solung Festival Celebration Committee, Pessing and Sponsored by Koze Zanggo Society for third times.
While urging the players to maintained sportsmanship spirit, Taga said that participation is more important than victory. He also advice the youths to stay away from the bad habits like alcohol and drugs for a healthy mind and body. Earlier Organising Chairman Tahong Mibang give a brief presentation of the tournament and submitted one point memorandum to Hon’ble Minister for Construction of Community cum Cultural Hall at Pessing. Otam Takoh Chairman of Koze Zanggo Society also presented a memento to Chief Guest.
The inaugural match was played between defending champion Pangkeng Youth Club A team and Young Star FC, Pessing. The final match of the fortnight tournament will be played on 1st September next on the eve of Solung Festival where the winner and runner of the tournament will be awarded with cash prize of Rs. 50,000/- and Rs.30,000/- respectively and other individuals prizes with a trophy and medals.