Nagaland storms into Challenge Cup final

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IMPHAL, May 7: Former champion Nagaland Veteran Football Association has entered final of the 13th Challenge Cup veteran football tournament being held at Mapal Kangjeibung.

This is second year in succession for the Nagaland team to enter final.

In the first semi final played today at Mapal Kangjeibung Nagaland veteran team defeated IMVF, Heingang by 3-0.

Lanusanen scored first goal for the Nagaland team to take the lead in the 13th minute.

Ronthango increased the the lead for Nagaland as he netted in second goal for the team in the 44th minute.

In the second half, Yambemo scored third goal for the team in the 55th minute thereby securing Nagaland team to the final.

Despite their efforts to equalise the deficit goals, IMVFA failed to match their Nagaland counterpart.

During the match, referee Shanta booked Ksh Sarat of IMVFA for commiting a dangererous faul to a Nagaland player.

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