2012 Nagaland Premier League

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Nagaland Premier League
Season 2012
Champions Barak Flamingoz
Matches played 90
Goals scored 271 (3.01 per match)
Top goalscorer Thangtinlen Haokip (25 goals)
Longest unbeaten run Naga Tornados (18 games)

The 2012 Nagaland Premier League was the inaugural season of the Nagaland Premier League, a state league in the Indian state of Nagaland. The league kicked off on 10 March 2012.

Overview[edit]

The Nagaland Premier League was started in 2012 as a new top state league for the state of Nagaland which is located in India.The league is considered to be the 3rd tier of the Indian football league system. The league has been started with the aim of giving the youth of Nagaland a stepping stone to become professional in the game of association football and is run by Four Four Two management.[1] The league started the 2012 season with 10 teams based in 6 different districts. On October 17, 2011 it was announced that the Nagaland Premier League champions would be promoted to the I-League 2nd Division.

Exhibition Match[edit]

The NPL kicked-off on March 2 with an exhibition match between Life Sports FC and I-League side Shillong Lajong F.C.[2] at the Kohima football ground.[3][4] .[5] Shillong Lajong won 4-0 over Life Sports FC.

Venues[edit]

Kohima, Dimapur and Mokokchung were selected as venues for opening season.[6]

Teams[edit]

[7]

Club District
Dimapur United Dimapur
Doyang Wokha
Dynamic Dimapur
Flamingoz Peren
Kohima Komets Kohima
Life Sports Kohima
Naga Tornados Zunheboto
New Market Kohima
Sangpang Mokokchung
Zonipang Mokokchung

League Table[edit]

[8]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Champion
Barak Flamingoz 18 14 2 2 45 9 +36 44 Champion
Naga Tornados 18 12 6 0 50 10 +40 42
Dimapur United 18 13 1 4 38 10 +28 40
Life Sports 18 10 4 4 38 24 +14 34
Dynamic 18 6 2 10 23 36 -13 20
Kohima Komets 18 5 5 8 20 23 -3 20
Doyang 18 5 3 10 18 30 -12 18
Sangpang 18 4 4 10 15 24 -9 16
Zonipang 18 4 4 10 15 41 -26 16
New Market 18 1 1 16 9 62 -53 4

Top Scorers[edit]

[9]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 T. Haokip Life Sports FC 25
2 David Kuki Dimapur United 12
3 Amir Lama Dimapur United 11
4 Asian Kamei Barak Flamingoz 11
5 Bungthot Barak Flamingoz 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". nagalandpremierleague.com. Nagaland Premier League. 
  2. ^ http://www.nagalandpost.com/ChannelNews/Sports/Sportsnews.aspx?news=TkVXUzEwMDAxNDAyOQ%3D%3D-XhdS8zMNI0o%3D
  3. ^ http://arunfoot.blogspot.com/2012/02/nagaland-premier-league-kicks-off-march.html
  4. ^ http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120225/jsp/northeast/story_15175075.jsp
  5. ^ NPL Champions to have shot at I-League, The Morung Times, 11 November 2011
  6. ^ http://www.nagalandpremierleague.com/index.php/league/
  7. ^ "Teams". nagalandpremierleague.com. Nagaland Premier League. 
  8. ^ "League Table". nagalandpremierleague.com. Nagaland Premier League. 
  9. ^ "League Table". nagalandpremierleague.com. Nagaland Premier League.