John GHSS wins 3rd Kohima District Inter-School Football Tournament

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Winners of 3rd 3rd Kohima District Inter-School Football Tournament with dignitaries after the prize distribution ceremony on July 15, 2019. Photo: Max Khieya

Kohima, July 15: John Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Viswema today emerged as the new champions of the 3rd Kohima District Inter-School Football Tournament organized by Royal Club Kohima in collaboration with School Education and Youth Resources and Sports Department at IG Stadium here on the theme “Fair play is my game”.
Playing a one-sided final match of the tournament, John GHSS comfortably overcame the first champions Rüzhükhrie GHSS by 4-1 to lift the trophy.
John GHSS started swiftly with Justin Malangmei scoring the first goal in the fourth minute to lead the first half with the solitary goal. After the lemon break, Kelethuto Kin doubled the margin in 51st minute while team captain Vichüto Phira then netted two consecutive goals in 53rd and 59th minute to increase the tally to 4-0. However, the former champions Rüzhükhrie GHSS managed to find a face saver through Kevize-u Semou in 65th minute.
Champions John GHSS bagged cash award of Rs 70,000 while runners-up Rüzhükhrie GHSS received cash 50,000 along with trophies and citations.
Semi-finalist St. Mary’s Cathedral HSS and Don Bosco HSS also received Rs 20,000 each along with certificates.
Best Discipline Team award and Best Cheering School award of Rs 5000 each went to went to Mt. Sinai HSS and Stella Higher Secondary School respectively.
Captain of St. Mary’s Cathedral HSS, Tepevil Thokhwe was adjudged the Player of the Tournament with 5,000.
Highest Scorer of the Tournament (Rs 5000) went to Vichüto Phira skipper of John GHSS with 11 goals.
Gracing the closing function as the special guest, Principal Secretary of School Education, Menukhol John gave away the awards to winners.
The valedictory function began with an invocation prayer by Associate Pastor of Khedi Kehou while Thejao Vihienuo gave a brief note on the tournament.
A choreography was performed by Stella HSS, while Khedi Baptist HSS and Keneisenuo Sorhie also presented special numbers.
Royal Club General Secretary, Khrietsituo Tungoe delivered the vote of thanks while Boulieo Sekhose and Menuose-O Max Khieya compered the valedictory function.
(Page News Service)