Viho’s hat-trick steers Tyrants FC to quarters
Kohima, Nov. 9 (EMN): Viho scored a hat-trick as Tyrants FC blanked Ethereal FC 4-0 to enter the quarters of the ongoing Classic Cup soccer tournament here at Kohima local ground on November 9.
Viho led from the front with his individual effort as Tyrants FC eased into the round of last four. Vilhouvoto opened the account for Tyrants when he scored in the 11th minute, while Viho doubled the lead in the 22nd minute and the third in the 39th minute.
Moving into the second half, Viho went on to score his hat-trick goal in the 50th minute, becoming the fourth hat-trick scorer of the tournament.
With the victory today, Tyrants FC will play against the winner of the match between Barak FC and FC Ziezou in the quarterfinal on Nov. 13.
Earlier, playing the first pre-quarterfinal match of this edition, Turaco FC overcame Naga Jaguars FC 2-1 to qualify for the quarters.
The match was equally poised when K. Ngamkhang Maram gave Turaco FC the lead in the 37th minute, but Naga Jaguars fought back determinedly to stay in the game and were rewarded when Shamba Samson scored the equalizer in the 50th minute.
However, the celebration of Naga Jaguars was short lived as Napoleon Maram scored the much needed goal for Turaco FC in the 55th minute to end the match 2-1.
Turaco FC will next play against the winner of the match between Naga Terriers and Kohima Eagles SC in the quarterfinal on Nov 14.
Naga Terriers vs Kohima Eagles SC at 11.30 am
Barak FC vs FC Ziezou at 1 pm
New Market XI vs Tseidi FC at 2.30 pm