Kohima: The Angami Students’ Union (ASU), the apex student body of the Angami Naga tribe is all set to host the 21st Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) martyrs trophy from October 9 to November 6 at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in Kohima.

Thomas Khawakhrie, ASU Games and Sports Secretary and Dievi Yano, convenor of the Organising Committee informed that this year, the month-long tourney will be organised under the theme “Goal for Peace.”

“The memorial trophy is organised in honour and in remembrance of the two comrades Lt. Kekuojalie Sachü of Kohima Village and Lt. Vikhozo Yhoshü of Kigwema Village, who were victims to the indiscriminate firings of the Armed Police from Alichen, when the students’ fraternity, on the 20th of March 1986, were on a peaceful duty call to the extension of Disturbed Area Belt from 5 KM along the Indo Myanmar Border and against the induction of Indian Police Service (IPS) cadres into the state of Nagaland,” the student leaders informed.

The winner of the trophy will walk away with a cash prize of Rs 2,00,000 and the runner-up with an amount of Rs 1,20,000. The losing semi-finalist teams each will receive an amount of Rs 30,000 while the losing quarter-finalists will receive Rs 15,000.

The student leaders informed that individual category prizes will also be awarded for the player of the tournament, highest scorer, best custodian, best defender, and best mid-fielder.

Forms for the tournament will be available at the NSF office, ASU office, Sports Paradise, Ruluo Market Keziekie, Sports World at main town area, KK Motors Royal Enfield at High School area, Falcon Corner at Medziphema, G-Sports at Chumukedima, and Kiran Sports in Dimapur.

The last date of submitting the forms is on October 6.

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