Kohima | September 15
Nagaland’s youth resources & sports advisor Er. Zale Neikha will grace the opening ceremony of the month long soccer tournament of 20th NSF Martyr's Memorial Trophy 2019 on September 21 at Khuochiezie, Kohima Local Ground at 1:00 PM.
The tournament, which will go on till October 19 is organized by Angami Students Union (ASU) under the theme “Goal for peace.”
The inaugural function will be chaired by ASU tribunal general Aja Zinyii while keynote address will be delivered by ASU president Vizokho Zashiimo.
Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) president Ninoto Awomi will share solidarity message.
ASU secretary for games & sports Kevisetuo Sechii will administer oath to the participating teams.
The players of the inaugural match will be escorted by students of Vineyard School and Jo Foundation School Kohima.
Meanwhile, the champion will walk home a cash prize of Rs. 2 lakh along with trophy and citations while runner- up will get Rs. 1.20 lakh along with trophy and citations.
Semifinalists will get Rs. 30,000 each while quarter finalists will receive Rs. 15,000 each.
The tournament will also feature individual awards like; player of the tournament, best custodian, best defender, best midfielder, highest scorer.
Player of the tournament will receive a Two-wheeler (motorbike) along with citations.
Other individual winners will receive Rs 10,000 each along with citations.
The tournament is organised in respect and honour of two martyrs’ Late Kekuojalie Sachii of Kohima village and Late Vikhozo Yhoshü of Kigwema Village who were the victims in the indiscriminate firing of the Nagaland Armed Police from Alichen on 20th March, 1986 during a peaceful rally called by Naga Students’ Federation to protest against the State Government’s decision on the Extension of Disturbed Area Belt from 5 KM – 20 KM along the Indo-Myanmar border and against the induction of Indian Police Service (IPS) cadre into the state of Nagaland.