2nd Nagaland State Futsal championship underway
Kohima, Oct. 7 (EMN): The 2nd Nagaland State Futsal Championship, hosted by the Kohima District Football Association (KDFA) under the aegis of Nagaland Football Association (NFA) and All India Football Federation (AIFF), got underway here at Reiphinyu Badze on Friday.
Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, Shanavas C, who graced the inaugural function as the special guest in his address said the Northeast region has a lot to contribute in the field of games and sports.
The DC observed that people of mongoloid origin have are good in endurance and reflex games and that Naga people have natural talent.
Shanavas advised the youths not to relax and sit back but to have utmost dedication and commitment towards their chosen profession. He also said that the football associations, administration and the state government can all work together to take good players to the national and international levels.
Earlier, NFA president K Neibou Sekhose, shared greetings and KDFA president Mhasimhalie Mathew Yhome delivered the welcome address
A total of eight teams – Aphuyemi FC from Zunheboto, Nimok power from Phek, Proper-V FC from Mon, Vanguard FC from Tseminyu, Kesko FC from Dimapur, Zasivi FC from Kohima, G-Sports FC from Chümoukedima and Lenreng FC from Peren – are participating the three-day championship on league basis.
The champion will receive INR 1 lakh, and get an opportunity to represent the state in the national level and the runners-up receive INR 50,000.
October 7 match results
- Aphuyemi FC vs. Proper V FC (9 – 2)
- Nimok Power FC vs. Vanguard FC (6 – 4)
- Kesko FC vs. G Sports (5 -1)
- Zasivi FC vs. Lengreng FC (8 -3)
- Aphuyemi FC vs. Kesko FC (6 – 3)
- Zasivi FC vs. Nimok Power FC (3 -2)
- Proper V FC vs. G SPORTS (6 – 2)
- Vanguard FC vs. Lengreng FC (5 – 4)