Dimapur, November 10: Local favourites New Market XI will clash with Kohima Bible College on Wednesday, November 13 in the second match at 2:00 pm in the the ongoing 25th Classic Cup at Khuochiezie local ground in Kohima .
Keneiselie Nakhro, a former player of both the state and the New Market XI unveiled the official jerseys of the team at Govt. Middle School in New Market colony on Saturday in Kohima .
Speaking on the jersey launching programme, he reminded the players to be disciplined and humble in utilizing the God-given talents . Nakhro, who was the winning captain of the 1998 edition urged the players to exhibit their best in the tournament and bring laurels to the colony .
Nakhro have played for New Market XI at least for 15-16 years as a midfielder .
Ruokuobeizo Nyusou, the chairman of New Market Area Panchayat shared how a humble colony like New Market rose to fame because of football .
He recalled how the team New Market XI became one of the most renowned local teams in the state because of good footballers in the colony . Nyusou also narrated how that the team was well maintained and managed over the years by the generous contributions from the colony members and well wishers despite of financial difficulties .
During the occasion, Keduvikho Mekro who bagged the player of the tournament award in the 20th NSF Martyrs’ Memorial Trophy and Kikrukhrielie Rutsa, the best team manager of the recently concluded 5th Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse MVC Memorial Football Tournament were acknowledged .
Earlier, the programme began with an invocation payer by K. Andrew Tepa . The event was chaired by Vikhotsolie Khate while vote of thanks delivered by Tosovi Khape.
New Market XI were the champions of the first edition and 1998 Classic Cup while they were also runners-up for five times in the tournament.
(Page News Service)