United Gorkha FC lift first Gorkha Cup
Dimapur, June 29 (EMN): United Gorkha FC (UGFC) emerged as the winner of the first Gorkha Cup Football tournament held at Singrijan from June 23 to the 28th.
In the final match, UGFC defeated Karagaon in a tiebreaker penalty shootout after a well-fought goalless draw in regulation time, an update informed.
Rahul Gurung of UGFC and Vijay Pulami from GYCD, with six goals each, were declared the highest scorers. Divesh Chettri of UGFC was declared the best goalkeeper, while Nikaho Tamang, also from UGFC, was adjudged the best player of the tournament.
Karagaon XI secured the best emerging play, while Ashish Rai of UGFC won best defender and Gorkha Panthers FC, Chümoukedima secured the best discipline team.
Earlier, attending the closing ceremony as chief guest, K Hukuto Khulu, State Executive Member BJP, Nagaland commended the UGFC ‘for being a progressive society, not only in education but also in the field of games and sports’.
Guest of honour, Shiva Kumar BK, state president Hamro Chinari, Nagaland called upon ‘everyone, irrespective of community’ to unite and collectively fight against the drug menace engulfing the society.