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Female blind football referees officiate in India for first time

Second edition of North-East Blind Football Tournament takes place in Tura 15 Feb 2018
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Female blind football referees have officiated at an Indian tournament for the first time

ⒸBlind Football India
By IBSA

Female blind football referees have officiated at a competition in India for the first time as they participate in the second edition of the North-East Blind Football Tournament at the Montfort Centre of Education in the town of Tura in late January.

The event, which featured eight teams and 75 players, was organised by the Indian Blind Football Federation and the Society for Rehabilitation of the Visually Challenged.

Teams from all over North-East India competed, 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 on penalties in the final following a pulsating draw.

Full story is available on IBSA’s website.