Nagaland thrash Tripura 13-0

Nagaland thrash Tripura 13-0
Nagaland’s striker Rhitsho Mero (10) seen in action during the second match of the ongoing North East Dr T Ao Trophy at IG Stadium Kohima on Wednesday evening. (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA, JAN 22 (NPN) | Publish Date: 1/22/2020 10:14:15 AM IST

Nagaland on Wednesday evening trashed Tripura 13-0 with during the third day of the ongoing North East Dr T Ao Trophy at IG Stadium Kohima.

The combination of Rhitsho Mero, Khwetelhi Thopi and Ratobe N Poireng Zeliang took the opponent team by surprise as Tripura failed to register a single goal. 

Top scorers for Nagaland were Rhitsho Mero with five goals and Khewtheli Thopi four goals. Ratobe, who was in good form scored one and assisted five goals in the match. A goal each was also scored by Sinenlo Kath,  Haotingmang Thompson and  Kethosilie Zatsu for Nagaland team.

Rhitsho has now scored six goals in two matches, being the highest goal scorer followed by Khewtheli Thopi in second with four. Up next, Nagaland will play their last league match against Manipur in the group stage to decide the winner of the Group A.

Meanwhile, the draw (1-1) between Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh in the first match, has ensured Nagaland (with six points) qualify for the semi-finals round, though it will face Manipur in the next match.

From the Arunachal side Charu Lalum scored in the 27th minute, but three minutes later, M Clinton Singh equalised the score for Manipur team. 

Though Manipur could have scored more goals, the strikers failed to break through to find the winning goal.

As Manipur will now face Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh will play against Tripura, both Manipur and Arunachal will now have to win their respective matches to book a berth for the semi-finals

Today’s matches

Sikkim Vs Meghalaya at 2 pm

Mizoram Vs Assam at 4:30 pm


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