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ASA 43rd sports meet underway

By EMN Updated: Feb 04, 2015 11:13 pm

Southern Angami Sports Association leads day-one medal tally

Our Correspondent

Southern Angami Sports Association (SASA) leads day-one medal tally of the Angami Sports Association (ASA) 43rd sports meet which got underway today at Kohima Local Ground.
SASA on Wednesday won 10 gold, seven silver and six bronze, while the Northern Angami Sports Association (NASA) stood second with four gold, eight silver and two bronze. Western Angami Sports Association (WASA) won three gold, two silver and seven bronze, while Chakhroma Sports Association (CSA) to its credit has one gold, one silver.
SASA also emerged as the champions in volleyball in both men and women category. In men’s volleyball, SASA defeated NASA in the final, while in women’s volleyball, SASA beat CSA in the final. In football final tomorrow, SASA will take on NASA at ‘D’ Khel Ground, Kohima village at 10 am. The inaugural function was graced by Lhoulievi Belho on behalf of Dr. Neikiesalie Kire, Minister for Forest, Wildlife and Environment, who failed to turn up at the last hour.
Speaking on behalf of the Minister, his P.A. Belho stressed on the importance of the 3 Ds – that is determination, dedication and devotion. He advised the players not to be ‘jack of all trades’ by competing in many disciplines, but told them to select the disciplines they are good at and further to practice and strive with determination, dedication and devotion inoder to succeed at the highest level.
He also reminded the players that the dress code in the field do not speak of their performance. “Today, the dress code has improved by hundreds, but our performance have not risen along with our dress code,” he said while he urged the sportspersons to let their performance and achievement speak for them rather than their dress code.
He also suggested ASA for inclusion of a few indoor games like badminton and table tennis during its sports meet in the near future. He added that the said indoor games will suit our young boys and girls, as it do not necessarily need sportsperson with big physical structure.
Earlier, the invocation was pronounced by Neise Angami, pastor, Immanuel Baptist church, while the welcome address was delivered by Dr. Rovi Zhünyü, vice president, ASA. The administration of oath was led by Neikuosielie Rhiepfü, athletics secretary, ASA.
Meanwhile, ASA officials have asked all the Naga wrestlers to receive their player card on Thursday (February 5) at 3 pm at Kohima Local Ground.

By EMN Updated: Feb 04, 2015 11:13:04 pm