A new logo with the theme – ‘Rise as One’, for the 5th Mokokchung Inter-Ward Football Tournament was unveiled at a press conference by the office of the Marepkong Youth Association (MYA), held at the Marepkong Community Hall, Saturday.
The Tournament Organising Committee, Convenor, Bendangnukshi highlighted that the Association was proud to unveil the logo and theme (though being in its 5th edition) of the tournament. He stated that Marepkong Youth Association was motivated to conduct the 5th Mokokchung Inter-Ward Football Tournament due to ample support and assistance from the 18 wards of the town.
Bendang stated that the participation forms will be available at the Cyber 48, MMC Complex from February 19 and that the last date of form submission is on March 2. The tournament will commence from March 12 and culminate on March 23, 2024.
To a query about the ticket proceeds, the convenor replied that Marepkong Youth Association will sell the tickets and 50/50 basis sold proceeds will be shared with the playing teams.
The champions will be awarded cash prize of Rs. 50,000 plus certificates and the runner-up will receive Rs. 30,000 plus certificates. Individual prizes will also carry cash awards with certificates.
The former champions of the tournament were Arkong ward, Ardang ward, Mongsenbai ward and the reigning champion is Sangtemla ward.
According to Bendangnukshi, the tournament management is currently in discussion with a Guwahati based Football Academy to sign an MOU to scout talents from the current tournament onwards. He said, if it materializes, it will definitely be a game changer to many a young footballing talents of Mokokchung town.