Kohima: The Kohima Press Club (KPC) emerged as the winners of the third edition of the Xavier Rutsa Commemorative Trophy, a football trophy organized in memory of the senior journalist who passed away in 2018.
Rutsa was 42 when he died of a heart attack. The event is a friendly football match between the Kohima Town Club (KTC), the organizers of the ongoing Kohima Super Cup, and the Kohima Press Club (KPC). It pays tribute to former senior journalist Xavier Rutsa, one of the founders of both clubs.
After a two-year hiatus, the Xavier Rutsa Memorial Trophy was played between the two clubs at the IG Stadium Kohima in Kohima after the second semi-final of the Kohima Super Cup.
The Kohima Press Club won the match with two goals from Neidilhoutuo Sechü and Vincent Vimetha Mera. The previous edition of the trophy was won by the Kohima Town Club and for the first time the press won the trophy.
The team had journalists from various media houses, both private and government, including All India Radio, Doordarshan, and Information and Public Relations (IPR) staff.
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