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Nagaland beat Tripura 4-0 in Subroto Cup

Under-14 players alongwith the officials at State stadium, Dimapur, Wednesday. (NP)
Published on 4 Sep. 2008 1:30 AM IST
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State under 17 (juniors) started their campaign on high note with a victory over Tripura in the ongoing Subroto Cup played at Delhi, Wednesday. Talking over to Nagaland Post through phone, team manager, Nyuvitho Nyuthe DSO Kiphire said that the state team defeated Tripura 4-0 in their opening match. Hukavi scored two goals while Rokozhaz and Benri contributed one goal each for the team. Two goals were scored in the first half and while the other two were scored in the second half. The state team representing Modern School New Market, Kohima is placed in pool-D along with Air Force team, Assam, Tripura, Uttarakhand and Sri Lanka. Altogether 32 teams including teams from aboard are taking part in the tournament which is organized by Air Force India and held every year in New Delhi. It may be mentioned that the state under -17 team was the runners-up in 2004. Earlier, the state team was scheduled to play their opening match against Sri Lanka on September 2, but the match was postponed as the Lankan team could not reach the venue on the scheduled day. The match will be played on September 7. On September 4 (Thursday) state team will take on Uttarakhand. State u-14 team for Subroto Cup A sixteen member state under 14 (sub juniors) led by team manager, Yanthan, DSO Wokha and team coach, Mughato will be leaving for Delhi on September 5 to take part in the Subroto Cup at Delhi. Last year runners-up, state under-14 team is representing Green Wood School, Dimapur. Seated directly in pre-quarter finals the state team will play their opening match against the winners of group B on September 10. State u-14 squad: Vekuto, Pusu, Vishio, Akok, Imti Wapang, Taliakum, Tsiebu, Veluto, Lunminlan, Nyhunhelo, Tiatoshi, Lusinei, Moakumzuk, Tingnyek, Wasadplung and Akalu.

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