Kohima, September 8 (MExN): New Market FC will be eyeing for a maiden title in a decade or so, as they take on Khriekesa FC in the final of the KTC Cup, 2017 on Saturday starting at 1.30 pm at the Local Ground, Kohima.
New Market FC last major title came in 2006 when it lifted the Sekrenyi League trophy. Since then New Market FC have gone through a trophy drought, though it finished runner-up in various tournaments including 12th Youth Soccer Cup in 2006, 18th Royal Gold Cup in 2008, and 16th and 17th Classic Cup in 2010 and 2011.
New Market Football team, Kohima was established in 1977 and participated in the now defunct Sir C.R Pawsey Trophy. Since then, the team has been consistently participating in all the major tournaments organized in the district and State.
NMYO President Vikholie Yiese placed confidence in the team and stated that they will try their best to win and regain some lost glory in the game of football for which the colony is popular amongst the denizens of the state capital.
Khriekesa FC will also be looking to lift its first trophy. Established only this year, Khriekesa Football Club however is aiming for the zenith.
It started out with young football aspirants and lovers in tally primarily to promote and safeguard its players for better and broad exposure to greater heights and anticipating laurels, self sacrificing, determination and hard work was expected from one and all members.
Both New Market FC and Khriekesa FC earlier played out a 1-1 draw in the recently concluded Kohima Football League, 2017.
Meanwhile the Kohima Town Club (KTC) has informed that “no spectator is allowed to bring in alcohol inside the ground”, adding “the use of alcohol is strictly banned and prohibited”.
Further the KTC informed that all the eight teams are to mandatorily attend the prize distribution ceremony in full sports uniform. Participants are also directed to carry ID card issued by KTC while part-taking in the KTC Feast on September 9 in local ground, Kohima after the prize distribution ceremony.