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Jersey unveiled for Nagaland U-15 girls’ football team

By EMN Updated: Jul 05, 2019 11:28 pm
Advisor Zale Neikha along with YRS Director Akumla Chuba and Nagaland’s U-15 girls’ team during the official launch of jersey and traditional attire at the IG stadium in Kohima on July 5.

Dimapur, July 5 (EMN): Advisor for Youth Resources and Sports, MLA Zale Neikha on Friday launched the official jersey and traditional wear for Nagaland’s U-15 girls’ team that will be participating in the ensuing Gothia Cup 2019, an international football cup at Gottenburg in Sweden.

The advisor formally launched the jersey and traditional wear for the 15 member team in the presence of Director YRS Akumla Chuba at IG Stadium according to an update received here on Friday.

Neikha informed that the team would be wearing the traditional attire during the inaugural function of the tournament which will be held on July 15. Gothia Cup is the world’s largest International Youth Football Tournament.

Besides the 15-member U-15 team, the advisor along with two team coach – FIFA Grade-A coach Sebastian Rasmussen and State coach Ruopfuo Meyase and other officials would be leaving on July 10 to Delhi for their onward journey to Sweden.

Mention may be made here that the department is making the first ever such initiative to take the local talents for exposure beyond the country in commemoration of the 100th year birth anniversary of legendary Naga footballer Dr T Ao.

The department in collaboration with Soccer Competition had been conducting training session since March this year for the U-15 girls’ football state team to play in Gothia Cup under the name SC Nagaland.

By EMN Updated: Jul 05, 2019 11:28:56 pm