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Classic Club beat KPC to retain Challenger Cup

By Our Correspondent Updated: Nov 18, 2018 9:48 pm
Members of Classic Club and Kohima Press Club with match officials and others, posing for the lens before the Challenger Cup match at the Kohima local ground on Sun. Nov. 18. (EM Images)

Our Correspondent

Kohima, Nov. 18 (EMN): Classic Club Kohima (CCK) defeated Kohima Press Club (KPC) 9-4 to retain the Challenger Cup trophy at an entertaining friendly match played here at the Khuochiezie ground in the capital town on Sun. Nov. 18.

The Challenger Cup is a yearly football exhibition event played between the two clubs as part of the annual football tournament- the Classic Cup, with the aim to strengthen the friendship and camaraderie between the members of the clubs and also to encourage one another in their respective roles in public/social service.

Playing the 11th edition of the annual friendly today, skipper K Neibou Sekhose opened the account for CCK early in the first half while Ruovizhalie Bubu scored five goals later. A brace from Kekhriesetuo and Mhaphruo’s late goal sealed the fate of the Press Club.

KPC fought hard to come back but had to settle with a hat-trick from Asalie and one goal from Ketu Viluo.

MLA Chotisuh Sazo, who is also a CCK member, gave away the prizes.

Earlier, before the match began, members of the two clubs paid rich tributes to two of their colleagues who passed away this year: Xavier Rutsa, who was serving as the president of KPC and Zasielatuo Solo, the vice president of CCK.

Individual awards

Player of the match: Asalie (KPC)

Highest scorer: Ruovizhalie Bubu (CCK)

Best midfielder: Kekhrievor (CCK)

Best scorer: K Neibou Sekhose (CCK)

Best goalkeeper: HK Chishi

By Our Correspondent Updated: Nov 18, 2018 9:48:42 pm