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Barak FC lifts Capt Kenguruse Memorial Football Tournament

Capt Kenguruse Memorial Football Tournament

Kohima, November 24: Barak Football Club Peren has lifted the prestigious 6th edition of Capt (Late) N Kenguruse Memorial Football Tournament organised by the Inspector General of Assam Rifles (North) in collaboration with Nagaland Football Association.
The exciting final match between Barak FC Peren and Lengreng FC Peren was played at Indira Gandhi Stadium here on Wednesday to win by 2-1.
Barak FC scored first through Haileuyibe in the 11th minute of play to lead the first half. After the lemon break, Kevisanyü doubled the margin in the 60th minute.
Lengreng FC did manage to decrease the margin in the 80th minute through Hainding but ultimately had to contend with the second place.
The champions Barak FC received a cash award of Rs 2 Lakh and a running trophy; Lengreng FC got Rs 1 Lakh while third place winners HeadHunters FC (164 Infantry Battalion TA Naga) and fourth place winners Tehok FC Mon received Rs 50,000 & Rs 25,000 respectively.
In the individual categories, Athanah Newmai and Haileuyibe of Barak FC with six goals each were awarded the ‘Golden Boot’ with Rs 10,000; Alemse of Head Hunters FC (164 TA) was adjudged ‘Best Goal Keeper’ with cash prize of Rs 6000; Haotinmang Thomsong of Head Hunters FC (164 TA) was adjudged ‘Best Mid fielder’ and was awarded with a cash prize of Rs 6000 and Mapie of Barak FC was adjudged ‘Best Manager’ and was awarded with Rs 5000.
Gracing the valedictory session as chief guest, Nagaland Chief Secretary J. Alam addressing the gathering appreciated the role of Assam Rifles in ensuring the inspirational story and sacrifice of brave son-of-soil Capt N Kenguruse, MVC.
He also complimented Assam Rifles for the tireless efforts in ensuring peace & prosperity in the state of Nagaland.
Mentioning that Nagas are second to none in football, he hoped that the tournament would infuse the indomitable Naga spirit and passion of the youth for football, thus creating avenues to achieve their aspirations and dreams.
The Chief Secretary further announced an additional prize money amount of Rs 75,000 to champion, Rs 50,000 to the runners-up and Rs 25,000 to the third place winner.
Altogether 16 teams participated in the tournament.
IGAR (North) in collaboration with NFA organises the tournament annually in memory of Capt (Late) N Kenguruse, Mahavir Chakra (Posthumous) who laid down his life on the icy heights of Drass during Operation Vijay.
(Page News Service)