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Mizoram beats Sikkim by 1-0 to lift their 3rd North East Dr T Ao Trophy

(Final match score | Photo: North East Dr T Ao Trophy 2020 – Twitter)

Kohima, January 28 (NE): Mizoram clinched their third North East Dr T Ao Trophy by 1-0 win over Sikkim in the final match played at IG Stadium, Kohima, today, January 28, 2020 and walks away with the Trophy and cash prize of rupees 10,00,000, while runners-up Sikkim walks away with a cash prize of Rupees 6,00,000.

(Mizoram team lifting the North East Dr T Ao Trophy 2020 | Photo: Neiphiu Rio – Twitter)

In a closely fought final match after a goalless first half, David Lalrinmuana (No. 17) scored the winning goal for the Mizoram team at 74th minute of the game.

Individual Awards:

Man of the final match – David Lalrinmuana (VC) – Mizoram.

Best Goal keeper award – Urgen Pinstso Sherpa – Team Sikkim

Best defender of the North East Dr. T. Ao trophy -Hemping (Team Nagaland)

Best midfielder of the North East Dr. T. Ao trophy-Namgyal Barfungpa (Sikkim)

Best Forward of the North East Dr. T. Ao trophy-Malsawmfela (Mizoram)

Highest Goal scorer of the North East Dr. T. Ao trophy- Rhitsho Mero (Nagaland)

Player of the Tournament, North East Dr. T. Ao Trophy – Lalchungnunga Chhangte (Mizoram)

Fair play award – Team Arunachal Pradesh

Nagaland CM, Neiphiu Rio took to twitter to congratulate the winner.

Two time champion, Mizoram played their 5th North East Dr T Ao Trophy final today- earlier they played finals in the year 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and won the tittle two times in 2011 and 2014.

While Sikkim played their third North East Dr T Ao Trophy final today – earlier they played final in the year 2011 and 2016.

Earlier Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio graced the Closing ceremony of North East Dr T Ao Trophy 2020Read More