19th NSF Martyrs’ Memorial Trophy 2018 commences

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Rising Start Mizoram beats Asufü CI Senapati

Minister Tongpang Ozukum and MLAs Dr Neikiesalie Nicky Kire & Zale Neikha along with ASU and organizing officials as well as players of Rising Star Mizorm and Asüfü Christian Institute, Senapati on September 22, 2018.

Kohima, September 22: The 19th edition of NSF Martyrs’ Memorial Trophy organised by Angami Students’ Union (ASU) on the theme “Goal for Peace” commenced today at Kohima Local Ground (Khuochiezie).
Playing an exciting inaugural match, Rising Star Mizoram defeated Asufü Christian Institute, Senapati by 2-1.
Unfortunately, the game commenced with a penalty kick in favour of Rising Star Mizoram due to a handball inside the danger zone by Asüfü Christian Institute Senapati. Arraham didn’t make any mistake in converting the shot into first lead.
Asüfü got an excellent chance of scoring the equalizer in 18th minute as Sibo Athili surpassing a cross towards Lavoriyi Thelou and Athihrü but both were unable to take the ball despite being unmarked.
In the 24th minute, Rising Star forward Isak came one on one with rival custodian but Kaihrü blocked his shot. It was Rising Star dominating the play and continued to reign on the first lead till the lemon break.
However, in the second half, Asüfü made a strong return and attacked the rival camp within six minutes but Leangao’s shot was blocked by custodian Rojit Sing. They achieved success in 52nd minute as Manio scored an excellent header off Athihrü long cross to give Asüfü the much needed equalizer.
Nonetheless, Rising Star once again scored their lead in 58th minute through Fiat Khongsai, which ultimately turned to be the winning goal.
Gracing the inaugural function as the special invitee, Minister for PWD, Tongpang Ozukum lauded the Angami Students’ Union for successfully hosting the 19th edition of the NSF Martyrs’ Memorial Trophy, thus keeping it alive for 32 years since 1986.
“This is a tournament with a cause; this is a tournament for a purpose. As long as this tournament continues, the memory of our martyrs’ will be kept alive so it is my fervent appeal to ASU to continue to take initiative despite other priorities that you have as a students’ organization,” he said.
“NSF Martyrs’ Memorial Trophy is a tournament to promote young talents, it is a tournament to bring unity within the people of Nagaland and outside, to show that “We Care” about our Martyrs’, it is tournament to say ‘NO’ to violence against innocent students as well as mankind, it is indeed a tournament to bring `Peace’ in our society,” he said.
Chaired by ASU president Visako Rino, the inaugural session commenced with Pastorof Central Baptist Church Kohima Neisakuolie Mere Kesiyie saying the invocation. Welcome address was delivered by Convenor Organising committee Voto Neikha while solidarity message was shared by NSF president Kesosül Christopher Ltu. UBC Teens Choir and Vocal teacher, Music Academy and Vocalist of Fireflood, the Gospel Rock Band, Kekhrie Ringa enthralled the gathering with special numbers. All Girls Pipe Band from Nagaland Adolescent Girls Club, Nagaland State Social Welfare Board also presented band display.
Matches for September 24:
1. Thürütsüswümi SU Phek vs Friends United New Market at 12 Noon
2. Kohima Science College vs Lower Jail YO at 2 p.m.
(Page News Service)