NAGALAND - 23rd Classic Cup, 2017
Barak FC lifts the 23rd Classic Cup.
22.11.2017 - Classic Press Release : Barak FC, Peren lifted the 23rd Classic Cup beating New Market XI 1-0 in the final match played here at the Kohima local ground on Monday. In a closely encountered match in front of a packed crowd, New Market XI started the match brightly and Yhunshalo Kemp headed goal was denied by woodwork in the 3rd minute through Khwetelhi Thopi free-kick.
However, Barak FC took the lead in the 4th minute through Mayoshing Khongriwa as the rival defender deflected ball went passed the keeper into the back of the net to take the lead. Minute later, New Market got another chance to level the score when Yhanshalo came one on one with the keeper but shot the ball straight to the Barak keeper Peisuidibe Zeliang.
A red-card in the 85th minute for Barak FC midfielder Seiboi Haokip gave chance for New Market to regain the momentum, but hard luck for the team as they failed to find the back of the net despite numerous attempts. Barak side holds on for a win at the end of the final whistle to clinch the trophy for the fourth consecutive year.
Defending champions Barak FC received a cash of Rs. 1, 50, 000 along with the trophy and citations, while New Market runners-up with Rs. 80, 000 along with the trophy and citations. A defeat for New Market means the title drought continues for 10 years as they failed to beat Barak FC in the final match of the Classic Cup.
Earlier, Rev. Fr. Neisalhou Carolus, Vicar General, Diocese of Kohima, the chief guest in his address lauded the initiative of the organizers for providing a platform to develop the young talent of the youths. He further encouraged the youngster to emulate the good example set by the Classic Club and to carry forward their good deeds and the mission that they have began.
Noting on the success of Nagas, he said success doesn’t last too long but our achievement doesn’t go to our heart but goes up to head and we failed to humble ourself, despite that Nagas are talented in so many field and area. He called on the gathering to be committed, hardworking, persistent, perseverance in the effort in order to achieve something in life.
The three-week long tournament is organised by Classic Club Kohima under the theme ‘Creating a better world through football’. Altogether a total of 35 teams participated in the 23rdedition of the tournament.
Player of the people choice- Rhitso Mero of Barak FC.
Best goalkeeper- Medophrezo Kezieo of Kohima Eagle’s SC
Best defence- Akiho Chisi of St Joseph’s College, Jakhama
Best midfield- Keneisedelie Chiitso of Barak FC
Highest Scorer- Khwetelhi Thopi of New Market FC and Tamthing of St Joseph’s College (9 goals each)
Player of the Tournament- Yhunshalo Kemp of New Market FC
16.11.2017: 4th QF - Fosters vs St. Joseph College, Jakhama.
15.11.2017: 3rd QF - New Market XI vs FC Chizami United
14.11.2017: 2nd QF - Tyrants 0-7 Kohima Eagles SC
13.11.2017: 1st QF - Barak FC 5-0 Turaco FC
11.11.2017: 8th PQF - St. Joseph’s College 4-1 EIMI United
11.11.2017: 7th PQF - Fosters FC 1-1, 5-4 (Pen) Sporting Club
11.11.2017: 6th PQF - Kezekevi FC 0-0, 3-4 (pen) FC Chizami United
10.11.2017: 3rd PQF - Naga Terriers 0-1 Kohima Eagles Sporting Club
10.11.2017: 4th PQF - Barak FC 6-0 FC Ziezou
10.11.2017: 5th PQF - New Market XI 1-0 Tseidi FC
09.11.2017: 1st PQF – Turaco 2-1 Naga Jaguars FC
09.11.2017: 2nd PQF - Tyrants Fc 4-0 Ethereal FC
08.11.2017: St. Joseph’s College 3-0 Renegades FC
08.11.2017: Kohima Eagle’s Sporting Club 3-1 Upper Bayavu FC
08.11.2017: Barak FC 2-2, 4-1 (pen) Kohima College Kohima
07.11.2017: Tseidi FC 4-1 Friendship United FC
07.11.2017: Botsa Student Union FC 1-5 Kezekevi FC
07.11.2017: Diki Warriors FC 0-4 FC Chizami United
07.11.2017: New Market FC 0-4 Jakha FC
06.11.2017: Fosters’ Fc 2-0 Seiyhazou Hill Boys FC
06.11.2017: Sporting Club 0-0, 5-4 (pen) ejavu FC
06.11.2017: Veracious FC 1-2 EIMI United
06.11.2017: Kimhoma Youth FC 0-4 Naga Terriers
04.11.2017: Tyrants FC 1-0 MT Youth Club
04.11.2017: High Way FC 0-0, 1-3 (pen) Ethereal FC
04.11.2017: United Naga Brothers FC 0-7 Naga Terriers
03.11.2017: Turaco FC 4-0 Midlane Youth Organization
03.11.2017: Danger FC 2-5 Naga Jaguars FC
03.11.2017: St. Joseph’s College 4-0 Cluster FC
02.11.2017: Kohima College Kohima 5-1 Capital College of Higher Education
03.11.2017: Megathon FC 0-0, 1-3 (pen) FC Ziezou