Kohima, Oct. 19 (EMN): Defending champions Centurions FC retained the NSF Martyrs’ Memorial Trophy title by defeating Viswemi FC 2-0 in the final match at Khuochiezie local ground, Kohima on October 19.
Centurions took an early lead after Vekhruto Resu scored a goal just 5 minutes into the game. Yhunshalo Kemp scored the second goal for the team in the 81st minute to seal the match. Resu, who opened the account for the team, assisted the second goal too with a brilliant cross.
Viswemi tried to get back into the game after the early assault but went down fighting after failing to make good use of a few chances they got.
The champions of the 20th NSF Martyrs’ Memorial Trophy, Centurions FC walked away with a cash prize of INR 2, 00,000 while runners-up Viswemi FC received INR 1, 20,000 along with citations.
Keduvikho Mekro of Viswemi FC was awarded with a motorcycle after being adjudged player of the tournament. Medophrezo Kezieo was declared best custodian while Nighatu Assumi was adjudged best defender. Both the players from Centurions FC walked away with INR 10,000 each.
Visalie Mezhü of Medziphema Town Youth Organisation (MTYO) bagged best midfielder award while highest scorer award went to Vizotuolie Lhousi of Meriema Village Youth Organisation who scored nine goals in the tournament. Both received INR 10,000 each.
Thejawelie Gregory, DC Kohima and other students’ leaders gave away the prizes to the winners during the closing ceremony. The losing semi-finalists and quarter-finalists were also awarded with cash prizes during their matches in the earlier rounds.
Meanwhile, KG Kenye, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha attended the final match of the Martyrs’ Memorial Trophy as special invitee. He urged the student community to uphold and carry the legacy of Lt. Kekuojalie Sachü and Vikhozo Yhoshü who made supreme sacrifices.