Kohima, 10th May 2019: Dimapur district veteran football team has emerged as winner of the 9th Nagaland Veteran Inter District Football Championship 2019. In a final match played today at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima.
Dimapur Team defeated Kohima team by 2-0. The champions walked home with a cash prize of 30,000 rupees along with trophy. Y. Yanbemo Lotha scored both goals for Dimapur in the second half of the match.
Yanbemo also bagged the award of the highest scorer of the tournament with 5 goals. Runners up team Kohima awarded with a cash price of 20,000 rupees.
Gracing the occasion as the guest of honour, Secretary – Department of Youth Resources and Sports, Lhouchalie Viyie suggested that the veterans can adopt a village or a club each and promote football in every possible way. The five day long championship was organised by Nagaland Veteran Football Association and hosted by the Kohima District Veteran Football Association.