3rd Kohima Dist Inter-School Football Tourney finals today


Seen in picture are the members of Royal Club Kohima, organiser of the tournament.

Kohima, July 14: Two government schools – Debutants John Higher Secondary School of Viswema and champions of first editions Rüzhükhrie Government Higher Secondary School will lock horns in the grand finale match of the 3rd Kohima District Inter-School Football Tournament at 1:00 PM tomorrow at IG Stadium.
On road to final, John Higher Secondary School defeated Grace Higher Secondary School, Mt. Hermon Higher Secondary School, Government Higher Secondary School Tseminyu and St. Mary’s Cathedral Higher Secondary School in the preliminary round, second round, quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively .
Meanwhile, entering the final of the tournament for the second time, Rüzhükhrie Government Higher Secondary School defeated Modern Academy School, Stella Higher Secondary School, Baptist High Kohima and Don Bosco Higher Secondary School in the preliminary round, round of 16, quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively.
A total of 132 goals were scored till the end of the semi-finals. Eleven hat-tricks were also scored in the last 30 matches.
The annual tournament is being organised by the famed Royal Club Kohima in collaboration with the department of School Education and Youth Resources & Sports.
The champions will fetch a sum of rupees 70,000 while runner-up will receive 50,000 along with trophies and certificates.
In addition to this, both the semi finalist teams will get Rs 20000 each, Rs 5000 each to best discipline team, best cheering school and player of the tournament.
Principal Secretary of Department of School Education, Menukhol John will grace the final match and give away the prizes to the winners.
The valedictory function will be compered by Boulieo Sekhose and Menuoseo Max Khieya.
Meanwhile, the Royal Club Kohima have invited all participating schools to be part of the final match as participant certificates will be awarded to all the teams.
The organisers have also extended invitation to other schools in the State capital to come and witness the game. (Page News Service)