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MoU inked to launch Kohima Premier League

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By EMN Updated: Feb 29, 2024 11:35 pm
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Mhasimhalie Mathew Yhome and Kethosituo Elvis Mepfuo during the inking of the MoU in Kohima on Thursday.

KOHIMA — The Kohima District Football Association (KDFA) and Entertainment Enterprise Nagaland (3E Nagaland) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch the Kohima Premier League.

This initiative aims to promote local talent and entities affiliated with the KDFA, including the Kohima District Football Referees Association (KDFRA) and the Football Licenced Coaches of Kohima District (FLCoKD).

The MoU was signed by KDFA president Mhasimhalie Mathew Yhome and 3E Nagaland managing director Kethosituo Elvis Mepfuo, witnessed by officials from both KDFA and 3E at the 2K Hotel in Kohima on Thursday.

The league will be organised by the KDFA and managed by 3E Nagaland, with the KDFA and the Nagaland Football Association (NFA) collaborating to schedule the league within the NFA calendar.

Yhome described it as a historic day for Kohima’s football community. He expressed hope that the tournament would significantly promote football in the district and acknowledged 3E’s efforts to reintroduce the league system in the state capital after a long hiatus.

Mepfuo announced that the Kohima Premier League would feature 10 teams competing in a round-robin format to determine the league champion. He stated that slots would be allocated to various wards and areas within the district. These slots will be made available to bidders through an auction process.

He also mentioned that ticket sales for league stages would be distributed equally among the teams, and the competition would include awards for the league champion, league cup winner, and outstanding individual performances. Each team may include up to 25 players, with a provision to include five players from outside the district. The tournament is tentatively scheduled for May at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima, he informed.

For any event-related inquiries, one may contact 9436062407 or 9862181431.

It has been announced that ten teams will be selected from the ten zones. Gallery tickets will be distributed to the teams, and the organisers will not claim any revenue from ticket sales during the league stages. Teams are permitted to sell tickets directly or sublet them to other parties, taking a commission.

Slot allocations for the Kohima Premier League are as follows:

•             Slot 1: Ward 1 – Paraciezie, Themezie, Sepfüzou, Rokabozou Zienuobadze, Perizie, Khikha-Rüleizou colonies.

•             Slot 2: Ward 5 – Kitsubozou, and Ward 6 – Upper, Middle, and Lower D Block colonies.

•             Slot 3: Ward 4 – Naga Bazar, Ward 7 – Daklane, and Ward 8 – New Market colonies.

•             Slot 4: Ward 11 – Upper and Lower PWD, and Ward 12 – Upper Chandmari colonies.

•             Slot 5: Ward 14 – Porterlane, Old Minister’s Hill, Dzüvürü.

•             Slot 6: Ward 10 – Naga Hospital, Officers’ Hill, and Ward 17 – Agri Farm, Upper Agri, Forest, Electrical colonies.

•             Slot 7: Kohima village (all areas under rural jurisdiction).

•             Slot 8: Northern Angami region (excluding Kohima village).

•             Slot 9: Southern Angami region (excluding urban wards).

•             Slot 10: Western Angami region (excluding urban wards).

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By EMN Updated: Feb 29, 2024 11:35:31 pm
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