Kohima: New Market FC (NMFC), a 45-year-old club from Kohima, won the Kohima Super Cup 2022 trophy on Tuesday by beating Barak FC with a 4-0 score.
Team captain of one of Nagaland’s oldest football clubs, Haotingmang Thomsong scored the team’s first goal in the 4th minute. His teammate Letkhokai Kuki scored the second goal in the 23rd minute.
In the 60th minute, Nyithong Magh scored the third goal for New Market FC and in the next six minutes, Thejasetuo scored the last goal, leaving the scorecard of the match at 4-0.
Despite the rain, thousands of fans from both teams cheered the teams during the nighttime game held at the IG stadium in Kohima on Tuesday.
New Market FC walked away with a cash prize of Rs 1.80 lakh while Barak FC received a cash reward of Rs 1.20 lakh. The semi-finalist losing teams, G Sports FC and A Yhome FC, each received Rs 30,000.
New Market FC captain Haotingmang Victor Thomsong was named Player of the Tournament with a cash award of Rs 25,000.
Individual awards were given for the best coach, best referee, most promising player, best midfielder, best defender, best goalkeeper, highest scorer, and each winner was awarded a cash reward of Rs 10,000.
The individual winners are:
Best Defender – Sumit Marak (A Yhome FC)
Best Midfielder – Asito Krose (G Sports FC)
Golden Glove – Dziesengulie Kire (Barak FC)
Golden Boot – Toka Achumi (Aphuyemi FC), Nyithong Magh (New Market FC) with 9 goals each
Most Promising Player – Vinato Achumi (Aphuyemi FC)
Best coach – Stephen Rutsa (Nieuwe Markt)
Best Referee – Michael Dul (Cat-5 RIN Holder)
Dear fans – New Market FC
Previously, Dr. Kekhrielhoulie Yhome, special guest of the closing ceremony and chairman of the Nagaland Building and other Construction Workers Welfare Board (NBOCWWB) the players to build confidence and be a role model for the people by leaving behind a healthy lifestyle.
Yhome insisted that the state of Nagaland should become a hub of talent in the country and attract players not only from the country but from all over the world.
Match against national players from Manipur†
Top 20 players of the 2022 Kohima Super Cup were selected to represent Kohima Town Club (KTC) XI for an exhibition game against a team of Indian Super League (ISL) players from Manipur on June 4 at 5:30 PM at Indira Gandhi Stadium in Kohima . The competition is powered by the Kohima Forest Division.
In anticipation of World Environment Day (WED) which falls on June 5, the Kohima Forest Division will distribute saplings to spectators who don green outfits during the match.
The lineup for team KTC-XI includes Neithovilie (goalkeeper) from New Market FC; Dziesengulie Kire (goalkeeper) of Barak FC; Temjenwati (Defence) of G Sports FC; Sanyem (Defense) of New Market FC; Benrithung (Defence) of New Market FC; Mhasikhoto (Defense) of A Yhome FC; Bapen (Defence) of Aphuyemi FC; Asito Krose (midfield) of G Sports FC; Haotingmang Thomsong (midfield) of New Market FC; Awang (midfield) of Barak FC; Hekato Aye (Defense) of Aphuyemi FC; Lironthung (Defence) of Aphuyemi FC; Nyithong (midfield) of New Market FC; Sinlo Kent (midfield) of New Market FC; Ringham (midfield) of A Yhome FC; Kekhrieletuo Tsira (midfield) of G Sports FC; Rhitso Mero (striker) of New Market FC; Yhunshalo Kemp (striker) of G Sports FC; Dupisa (striker) of Magdaline Coaching FC; and Senenlo (Defense) of A Yhome FC.
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