Monday, January 30, 2023

Open Football Tourney: Warriors to play Detroit Tigers in final

Diphupar Warriors on Tuesday produced an astonishing late comeback against Red Scars to set up a final clash against Detroit Tigers in the 2nd Open Football Tournament.
Warriors will play Detroit Tigers in the final on Wednesday at DDSC Stadium at 2 pm.
The results of both the semifinals matches were decided through penalty shootout.
Diphupar Warriors beat Red Scars 5-4 via tie breaker after the match ended in 1-1 draw. Red Scars took an early lead through Yhunshalo’s strike in the 1st minute. Warriors came back strongly as Kekhrie scored the much needed equalizer in the 64th minute.
Like Diphupar Warriors, Detroit Tigers which consists of mostly upcoming players also fought back to progress into the final. They defeated Diphupar Football United 4-2 via shoot out after the match ended in 1-1 stalemate. Earlier, Lilen scored for Diphupar Football United in the 53rd minute and six minutes later, Devika scored the equalizer for Tigers. On Tuesday, the first semifinal was graced by president, Dimapur GB’s Association, Hokuto Zhimo as match patron.
The final match will be graced by president DDADU, Tito Yepthomi as guest of honour. The tournament is organized by Dimapur District Football Referee Association in commemoration of its silver jubilee. 15 teams took part in the tournament.

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