TDFA Cup: Hooligans FC defeat Haülaang FC 2-1
Dimapur, Dec. 3 (EMN): Hooligans FC defeated Haülaang FC 2-1 in the first match of the Tuensang District Football Association (TDFA) cup that kicked off at Loyem Memorial Astro Turf Ground in Tuensang on Saturday.
Both teams went into the break without scoring and shortly after the match was resumed, Imtichuba of Hooligans scored the first goal in the 47th minute and further extended the lead for his team by scoring his second goal in the 68th minute.
Minutes before the final whistle, Yemjong B N scored the lone goal for Haülaang in the 79th minute.
In this edition, the champions will pocket a cash amount of INR 1,00,000 along with trophy, certificates and medals while runner–up will receive INR 50,000 along with certificates and medals.
Best goalkeeper will receive INR 2500, best defender INR 2500, best midfielder INR 2500, highest scorer INR 2500 and player of the tournament INR 2500.
The TDFA Cup will be played in a knockout format with 16 teams participating altogether. 15 matches will be played while the grand finale will be held on December 12.
The teams participating are Hooligan FC, Haülaang FC, Resilient FC, Naga Brothers FC, Phoenix FC, WinzigKonigz FC, Fusion FC, Vikings FC, Heem Hao FC, Hemshang Saan FC, 11 Wolves FC, Enforcer FC, United Brothers FC, Unido Amigos SC, Rise of Strangers FC and United Comets FC.
Kezhaleo Rulho, Class-I Contractor, Kohima was the special guest of the inaugural programme.
Rulho encouraged the gathering to ‘give their best’ and ‘contribute to society’.
‘Everybody has their dreams and targets and it cannot be achieved without the blessings of God and His grace. Therefore, give your best with the blessings of God with prayers and worship,’ he said, according to a press update.
Matches on December 5
10 am: Heem Hao FC vs Hemshang Saan FC
12 noon: Resilient FC vs Naga Brothers FC
2 pm: 11 Wolves FC vs Enforcer FC