Kohima, January 31: Defending champion Mokokchung District Football Association and Kohima District Football Association today have found their semi-final berth in the ongoing 20th Inter District Football Championship (Dr T Ao Trophy) organized by Department of Youth Resources and Sports at IG Stadium here.
Playing the third quarter final match, the defending champs Mokokchung DFA comfortably overcame Zunheboto DFA by 3-0.
Suponglemba, who was cautioned for unporting behavior within the first minute, netted the lead in the 14th minute of play to end the first half. After the lemon break, Toshiwabang doubled the margin in 43rd minute while Suponglemba tripled the score with his second goal in 58th minute.
In the last quarter final match, Kohima DFA knocked Tuensang DFA by 4-0 with Kezhose Khizho scoring the third hat-trick of the tourney.
It was Yhunshalo Kemp giving the opening goal for Kohima in the sixth minute while Kezhose doubled it in the 31st minute to end the first half. However after the breather, Kezhose went on to add two more goals in 72nd and 76th to finish the match in 4-0 win. Kezhose is the third person to have scored a hat-trick in this edition of the tourney.
Nipato of Tuensang and Yhunshalo of Kohima were cautioned for unsporting behavior in the 34th and 72nd minute of play.
SEMI FINAL MATCHES FOR FEB 1:
Mokokchung DFA vs
FA Phek District at 10 a.m.
Kohima DFA vs
Peren DFA at 1 p.m.
(Page News Service)