Okusa Toyota Dimapur District Football League 2021 from Oct. 11
Dimapur, Oct. 9 (EMN): The second edition of Okusa Toyota Dimapur District Football League 2021 (DDFL) will be held from October 11 to November 27.
The tournament is being organised by Elite Group under the aegis of Dimapur District Football Association (DDFA).
This was informed by the organisers ‘Elite Group’ at a press conference at Hotel Saramati in Dimapur on Saturday.
The organisers informed that this year, 12 teams will be taking part in the league; while a total of 65 matches will be played in this year’s edition of DDFL.
The League is divided into two groups consisting of six teams each. The matches will be played at various grounds from October 11 to November 20 while the final match will be played at DDSC on November 27.
The champions of the tournament will receive a cash prize of INR 2 lakh, and INR 1 lakh for runner-up along with trophies. Golden boot, golden ball and golden glove will also be awarded to the best players.
The clubs that are participating in this year ‘s DDFL 2021 edition include Eralibill FC, Thahekhu Youth Football Club, Diphupar B Wolves FC, Chekiye United FC, Purana Bazaar Youth FC, Burma Camp FC, Thilixu FC, Unity Sporting Club, Kushiabill FC, UAVYO FC, One Ten Borlengri FC and Chumoukedima FC.
While interacting with journalists, participating team representative of Unity Sporting Club said that they formed the club in order to promote their colony youth in sports. They informed that they were placed 6th in the first edition of the tournament. Therefore, they decided to hire some new players so that they could get better results this time around, they said.
Last year’s finalist Chekiye United FC said that this time around, they were hopeful to win the coveted trophy as they had signed new players in the team.
Meanwhile, Burma Camp FC representative said that they had not hired any players from outside as they want to give opportunities to local young players of the colony mostly between the ages of 16 to 21.
Diphupar B Wolves FC said that this kind of tournament would definitely give young players exposure and also open more opportunities for the players in the future.
First time participants Chumoukedima FC said that managing a team is expensive and ‘even to get sponsors is one big problem and without financial support it is very difficult to continue as a team in the long run’.