KTC’s KFL to commence from May 17

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Joint Secretary, Kovi Meyase (L) and KTC president Dr Vikuotuolie Pienyü (R) during the launch of 2nd edition of Kohima Football League in Kohima on April 21, 2018.

Kohima, April 21: Eight teams, three new entrants, would be competing in the month long Kohima Football League (KLF) organised by Kohima Town Club (KTC) from May 17. The tournament will be held at Kohima Local Ground.
Besides the five teams from the first edition – champion’s Ziekezou Football Club, Runners-up – New Market XI, United 16, Khriekesa FC and Nagabazar FC, the new entrants are Sechü-Zubza Football Club, Vanguard and Twenty-XI.
Addressing the launching programme at Where’s The Food (WTF) New Minister’s Hill here today, Joint Secretary of Land Resources Department, Kovi Meyase expressed happiness that the state has been witnessing small sparks of Naga sports persons performance beyond the State.
Nonetheless, he was of the view that some fundamentals seems to be out of place in sporting arena of the State withholding the local talents to achieve higher goals unlike the neighbouring states.
Expressing that sports is not just a physical and social activity but a big industry, Meyase said that perseverance and dedication from the clubs and individuals is the need of the hour.
Delivering the presidential address, KTC president Dr Viketuolie Pienyü said that the club endeavours to promote professional football to help the local talents be at par with the national level. The aim of KTC is to increase the base of football and trigger series of reaction in other districts, which will ultimately result in players making the sports a career, he said.
KTC hopes that the state government will be able to do something towards upliftment of the game of the football, Dr Pienyü said.
Chaired by KTC information and publicity secretary Xavier Rutsa the programme commenced with KTC Finance Secretary Mathew Yhome saying the invocation.
(Page News Service)