New Jalukie Super League kicks off
Dimapur, June 26 (EMN): The second edition of the New Jalukie Super League (NSL) kicked off with Rev. Dr. Mongzeung Mpom, Pastor, Jalukie Town Local Baptist Church as the special guest at public ground, New Jalukie village under Peren district on June 25.
During a short kick off programme, Sangribo Pamai, convenor of NSL Organising Committee highlighted the aims and objectives of organising the month-long annual football event and encouraged the players not only to play football but to make the event a holistic development for oneself, an update informed.
A short sharing was delivered by Rev. Dr. Mongzeung Mpom, where he reminded the players to keep physically and spiritually fit all the time. He also spoke on sports, especially football, as one of the greatest games/tools in bringing communities together irrespective of caste, race, gender, religion etc.
The kick off ceremony ended with a prayer led by Rev. Mathiuthai Gonmei, Executive Secretary RBAN, followed by the declaration of the tournament open by the special guest.
The 2nd edition of NSL will culminate on July 18.
It may be mentioned that NSL is an annual 7-a-side football event organised by veteran football players and sports enthusiasts of New Jalukie village with an aim to mould young budding players, promote them at the grassroots level to help them display their talents and realise their potentiality in the discipline of football. It also aims to break down barriers that divide and inspire peace and unity in the village.
The league comprises six clubs – Anubis FC, Aurora FC, Bridge Colony FC, Griffin FC, Harpy FC and Hornbill FC. During the league stage, each club plays against all the other clubs in a double round-robin style.
At the end of the league stage, the team with the most points gets declared ‘The Premiers’ and are presented with a league winners’ trophy, while the top four clubs qualify for the play-offs. The season then culminates with the NSL final to determine the champions who will be presented with the NSL Trophy.
Unlike the first edition, all the clubs were made to mandatorily sign one foreign (guest) player each and all the local players (mandatory to sign at least two under-18 players) are bought through an auction process.