Kohima, March 9: In a bid to preserve the legacy of the legendary Naga footballer, Naga Students’ Union Kolkata (NSUK) has introduced North East Students Dr. T. Ao Football Trophy as parts of its annual sports meet.
In a release, NSUK president Thepuzo Keyho stated that the union introduced the trophy under the initiatives of Government of Nagaland in celebrating 100 years anniversary of Dr. T. Ao’s birthday.
He said that Kolkata being a significant city in the life and career of Dr. T Ao as a professional footballer and as a medical student, the union felt that through this initiative, the northeast students will remember the inspiring life and legacy left behind by Dr. T. Ao.
In the first edition held from March 5 to 7, Team Sikkim emerged as the champions after defeating Assam in the final match by a solitary goal.
Six North Eastern states took part in the football competition held in Kolkata as part of the 21st annual sports meet of the North East Students’ Forum West Bengal.
Meanwhile, the NSUK has expressed gratitude to Youth Resources & Sports Advisor Zale Neikha for sponsoring the trophy. (Page News Service)