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Dr T Ao Football Tournament begins tomorrow

Posted by Ramesh Khati on November 3, 2009

Dimapur (Nagaland), Nov 2 (PTI) The first North-east Dr T Ao Football Tournament will be begin here tomorrow.

Being organised at the Dimapur District Sports Council (DDSC) sports ground, the tie, which will run upto November 13, will have eight teams from the north-eastern states vie for the trophy.

DoNER minister B K Handique and state Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio along with his cabinet colleagues attended the opening ceremony of the tournament today, named after the barefoot Olympian and ‘jewel’ of Mohan Bagun Dr T Ao.

The tournament, recognised by Indian Football Federation, will be scheduled as per the calendar fixture of the AIFF where teams from outside the region are likely to participate in the coming years.

Sponsored by the DoNER ministry, the tournament will be held on a rotational basis in the north-eastern states.

All the seven NE states and Sikkim are participating in the opening tournament.

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