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Youth Soccer C’ship
Correspondent Kohima, Aug 13(NPN):
Published on 13 Aug. 2009 11:16 PM IST
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Altogether thirty teams including two times’ champions (1995-1998) New Market XI, 2005 winners SAI Dimapur, hot contenders Nagaland Police and Excel United Club will be taking part in the 18th-day 15th Open Youth Soccer Championship(YSC) 2009 starting from August 17 at local football ground, Kohima. The championship is being organized by Classic Club Kohima, on the theme “March on the front”. New Market XI is the only team that has been taking part in the championship since its inception in 1995, and one of its player’s Diethozolie Peseyie, who plays in midfield will also be playing for the New Market XI for the record 15 times in row without changing his team. In this years edition defending champions Penguin XI and last year runners-up Naga Boys Club are not taking part in the championships. It may be noted that last year Penguin XI created history to win the YSC for three consecutive terms – 2006, 2007 and 2008. The team for the championship: Group-A: New Market XI , Climax Club Nerhema, Quakers Kohima, Seven United Brothers Club Jalukie, Seso FC Kohima, United Engineers Club, Veteran XI Kohima. Group-B: Excel United Club, Froster FC Tuophe, Yellow Ranger Kohima village, Rengma Students Union , Apex Sporting Club Kohima , Halcyon Club Kohima , Elevate Club Kidima and Burma Camp United Dimapur. Group-C: SAI Dimapur, Seriizou-II FC, Kohima, Teens Club Thizama, Aspen Club Kohima , Rachii Students’ Union Viswema, P.G Men’s Hostel-2 FC , Midland Avalanche Club, Kohima and Phezou Boys Club. Group-D: New Reserve Youth Organization, Addax Club Kohima, K.C XI Kohima, Adroit Club Medziphema, Eureka Sporting Club, Green United Boys Khonoma and Nagaland Police ‘B’. The champions will receive Rs.80,000 sponsored by Vodafone Kohima and runners-up will get Rs.35,000, along with individual cash prizes in various category sponsored by Khriehu Liezietsu, deputy chairperson, KMC.

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