MoU inked to launch Kohima Premier League

KDFA and 3E team during  the signing of MoU in Kohima on February 29.

KDFA and 3E team during the signing of MoU in Kohima on February 29.

Our Correspondent
Kohima | February 29

The Kohima District Football Association and Elite Entertainment Enterprise Nagaland (3E Nagaland) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to launch the Kohima Premier League in Kohima.

This initiative aims to promote local talent and entities affiliated with the KDFA, including the Kohima District Football Referees Association (KDFRA) and the Football Licensed Coaches of Kohima District (FLCoKD). The MoU was signed by KDFA President Mhasimhalie Mathew Yhome and 3E Nagaland Managing Director Kethosituo Elvis Mepfuo, witnessed by officials from both KDFA and 3E at the 2K Hotel in Kohima on Thursday.

The league will be organized under the auspices of the KDFA and managed by 3E Nagaland, with coordination between the KDFA and the Nagaland Football Association (NFA) to schedule the league within the NFA calendar.

On this occasion, Mhasimhalie Mathew Yhome described it as a historic day for Kohima’s football community. He expressed hope that the tournament would significantly promote football in the district and acknowledged 3E’s efforts to reintroduce the league system in the state capital after a long hiatus.

Kethosituo Elvis Mepfuo, Managing Director of 3E, announced that the Kohima Premier League would feature 10 teams competing in a round-robin format to determine the league champion and the top four teams that will compete for the league cup. He announced that slots be given to various wards and areas within the district. The slots will be offered to bidders through auction. He also mentioned that ticket sales for league stages would be distributed equally among the teams, and the competition would include awards for the league champion, league cup winner, and individual performances. Each team may include up to 25 players, with a provision to include five players from outside the district. The tournament is tentatively scheduled for May at the IG Stadium, Kohima, he informed.

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