24th Classic Cup


Chedema VYO storms into final

Kohima, November 17: Striker Imlong Chaba scored a hat-trick as Chedema Village Youth Organisation stormed into the final of 24th Classic Cup organized by Classic Club Kohima at Lcoal Ground here.
Chedema VYO defeated Küluopfü Football Club Pochury by 5-1 in the second semi-final match played today.
Küluopfü FC could have scored first within the 4th minute but Chedema defender Malder intercepted a header from Jimühie from the goalline while in the counter attack Salu Khulim came one on one with custodian Francis Nyuwi but his shot went off mark. In the 10th minute Shürhosül lacked the finishing touch to bring home the lead. In the 15th minute Küluopfü defender Atho was yellow carded for tackling rival striker. The resultant direct free kick was taken by Salu which rebounded from the cross bar.
In the 18th minute, Küluopfü forward Jimühie’s weak shot from inside the six yard zone was easily collected by custodian Seyieneituo, who also thwarted skipper Dominic Ngouri’s shot in the 24th minute.
It was in the 26th minute that Chedema VYO managed to break the deadlock with Imlong Chaba making a solo effort assisted by skipper Kekhrieletuo for the first goal. Six minutes later, Küluopfü got an opportunity to equalize but Michael Nyuwi’s shot from inside the box went behind for goal-kick and they conceded the second goal as Imlong Chaba’s header off a long pass from Punürü found the nets sliding custodian Nyuwi’s gloves to end the first half.
In the second half too Chedema VYO continued the domination as Punürü Nienu increased the tally with his first goal and third for the team in 55th minute and Shürhosül Zhotso took to 4-0 in the 59th minute.
Four minutes later, Küluopfu FC Pochury forward Sienguji managed to score their face saver while it was Chaba sealing the score board with his hat-trick and the fifth goal for the team in 66th minute.
With today’s win, Chedema VYO will now clash in the final with Head Hunters Jakhama in the final match on November 19 at 1:30 p.m.
(Page News Service)