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Dimapur clinch Veteran Football C’ship trophy

Dimapur clinch Veteran Football C’ship trophy
Winner of the 9th Nagaland Veteran Football Championship, Dimapur team with the trophy at IG Stadium, Kohima on Friday. (NP)
Correspondent Kohima, May 10 (NPN) | Publish Date: 5/10/2019 12:38:04 PM IST

Dimapur district veteran football team defeated Kohima district veteran football team by 2-0 to emerge as the champions of 9th Nagaland Veteran Inter District Football Championship 2019 on Friday.

A brace from Dimapur captain Y. Yanbemo Lotha in the second half sealed the victory over host team at the new astro turf ground IG Stadium, Kohima. 

Yanbemo Lotha with five goals received the highest goal scorer award. 

Champions Dimapur team walked away with a cash prize of Rs. 30,000 along with the trophy and runner’s up Kohima received Rs 20,000 and trophy. 

The two semi-finalists, Mokokchung and Phek recieved Rs 10,000 each. 

Lhouchalie Viya, secretary, Department of Youth Resources and Sports graced the occasion as the guest of honour and gave away the awards to the winners. 

In his short speech, Viya called upon the veteran players to come forward and take football forward. He also suggested the veterans players to adopt one club in each village to promote football in the state. 

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