Nagaland Sports – Eastern Mirror https://easternmirrornagaland.com The latest and breaking news from Nagaland, northeast India, India and the world. Current affairs and news of politics from around the world, latest updates on business news, sports, arts and entertainment Fri, 20 Mar 2020 07:34:30 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://easternmirrornagaland.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/cropped-FavIcon-32x32.png Nagaland Sports – Eastern Mirror https://easternmirrornagaland.com 32 32 CHSS lift Kurshed Hussain memorial U-18 trophy https://easternmirrornagaland.com/chss-lift-kurshed-hussain-memorial-u-8-trophy/ Thu, 19 Mar 2020 16:30:00 +0000 https://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/?p=298022 Dimapur, March 19 (EMN): Christian Higher Secondary School (CHSS)lifted the Late Khurshed Hussain Memorial Under-18 Cricket Tournament 2020 trophy at the NCA stadium in Dimapur on March 20. CHSS defeated Black Caps Juniors by 32 runs in the final match on Thursday to win the trophy, an update from Dimapur District Cricket Association (DDCA) informed. The tournament, which was first conducted in 1977, was played from March 14 to the 19th at NCA stadium with Dr. BL Agarwal, first general secretary of DDCA, attending the closing ceremony on Thursday. It was organised by DDCA under the aegis of NCA. According to an update received here, Black Caps Juniors won the toss and elected to field first. Put to bat first, CHSS scored 144 runs (all out) in 44.4 hours with Kundan contributing a half century, while Sahid scored 33 runs and Vicky, 20. Black Caps Juniors’ bowling attack was led by Alok with five wickets; Sonu, three; and Sanjiv, two. Chasing a decent total, Black Caps Juniors’ were bowled out for just 112 runs in 34 overs. Monu scored 29 runs; Gagan, 16; and Jeetender, 15, for the team, while Sahid took five wickets and Ankesh, two, for CHSS ResultsChampions:...

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Christian Higher Secondary School team with the officials after winning the Late Khurshed Hussain Memorial Under-18 Cricket Tournament 2020 on Thursday.

Dimapur, March 19 (EMN): Christian Higher Secondary School (CHSS)lifted the Late Khurshed Hussain Memorial Under-18 Cricket Tournament 2020 trophy at the NCA stadium in Dimapur on March 20.

CHSS defeated Black Caps Juniors by 32 runs in the final match on Thursday to win the trophy, an update from Dimapur District Cricket Association (DDCA) informed.

The tournament, which was first conducted in 1977, was played from March 14 to the 19th at NCA stadium with Dr. BL Agarwal, first general secretary of DDCA, attending the closing ceremony on Thursday. It was organised by DDCA under the aegis of NCA.

According to an update received here, Black Caps Juniors won the toss and elected to field first. Put to bat first, CHSS scored 144 runs (all out) in 44.4 hours with Kundan contributing a half century, while Sahid scored 33 runs and Vicky, 20. Black Caps Juniors’ bowling attack was led by Alok with five wickets; Sonu, three; and Sanjiv, two.

Chasing a decent total, Black Caps Juniors’ were bowled out for just 112 runs in 34 overs. Monu scored 29 runs; Gagan, 16; and Jeetender, 15, for the team, while Sahid took five wickets and Ankesh, two, for CHSS

Results
Champions: Christian Higher Secondary School
Runners-up: Black Caps Juniors
Player of the Tournament: Sahid (CHSS)
Best Batsman: Vicky (CHSS)
Best Bowler: Alok (Black Caps Juniors)
Best Discipline Team: Namgarh High School

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Night Riders win 1st Futsal Tournament at Jotsoma https://easternmirrornagaland.com/night-riders-win-1st-futsal-tournament-at-jotsoma/ Sun, 15 Mar 2020 16:28:15 +0000 https://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/?p=297430 Kohima, March 15 (EMN): Night Riders emerged champions of the 1st Futsal Tournament organised by One Life, One Goal, One Chance Club (OLOGOC) after defeating Adroit Boys at Zasivi Futsal Arena, Jotsoma village on Saturday. In the semi-finals, Adroit Boys defeated Score Heroes 3-1 and Night Riders defeated Friends FC 3-2. In the final match, Night Riders defeated Adroit Boys 4-2. Sinlo Kent and Vizovor Liezietsu of Night Riders were declared the man of the tournament and the best keeper and received certificates and sports merchandise The winning team walked away with a cash prize of INR 20,000 along with certificates while the runners-up received a cash prize of INR 10,000 along with certificates. Kevisilie Chielie, president OLOGOC Club, handed the trophy and awards to the players. The tournament was held from March 13 to the 14th with 37 teams from across the state vying for the trophy.

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Winners and organisers pose for a photograph after the prize distribution ceremony at Zasivi Futsal Arena, Jotsoma village on Saturday.

Kohima, March 15 (EMN): Night Riders emerged champions of the 1st Futsal Tournament organised by One Life, One Goal, One Chance Club (OLOGOC) after defeating Adroit Boys at Zasivi Futsal Arena, Jotsoma village on Saturday.

In the semi-finals, Adroit Boys defeated Score Heroes 3-1 and Night Riders defeated Friends FC 3-2. In the final match, Night Riders defeated Adroit Boys 4-2.

Sinlo Kent and Vizovor Liezietsu of Night Riders were declared the man of the tournament and the best keeper and received certificates and sports merchandise

The winning team walked away with a cash prize of INR 20,000 along with certificates while the runners-up received a cash prize of INR 10,000 along with certificates.

Kevisilie Chielie, president OLOGOC Club, handed the trophy and awards to the players.

The tournament was held from March 13 to the 14th with 37 teams from across the state vying for the trophy.

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DBHSS wins U-16 Inter-School Cricket Tournament https://easternmirrornagaland.com/dbhss-wins-u-16-inter-school-cricket-tournament/ Sat, 14 Mar 2020 16:31:53 +0000 https://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/?p=297253 Dimapur, March 14 (EMN): Don Bosco Higher Secondary School (DBHSS) emerged the champions of the U-16 Inter-School Cricket Tournament organised by Wokha District Cricket Association (WDCA) at Wokha local ground on Friday, March 13. WDCA in an update stated that DBHSS after winning the toss decided to bat first and were bowled out for 144 runs in 27.3 overs, against Regimental School Wokha. Mhabemo scored 22 runs with Jandemo and Eyilo scoring 14 and 16 runs respectively. For Renben Kithan, Orenvungo, Renbomo and Oponthung claimed two wickets each for Regimental School. In reply, Regimental School were bundled out for just 110 runs in 19.4 overs. Elithung scored 15 runs while Oponthung and Bichamo scored 18 and 12 runs respectively. For DBHSS, Jandemo claimed three wickets while Phyoben, Eyilo, and Biben took two wickets apiece. Micheal Murry of DBHSS was awarded the best fielder of the tournament while Renben Kithan of Regimental School was awarded the player of the tournament. The champions were given a running trophy, certificates and cricketing gears while the runners-up were given certificates and cricketing gears. Father Manuel, Principal, DBHSS was the guest of honour at the closing ceremony and gave away the prizes. Altogether seven teams...

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Players of DBHSS posing with the champions trophy along with the organisers at Wokha local ground on Friday.

Dimapur, March 14 (EMN): Don Bosco Higher Secondary School (DBHSS) emerged the champions of the U-16 Inter-School Cricket Tournament organised by Wokha District Cricket Association (WDCA) at Wokha local ground on Friday, March 13.

WDCA in an update stated that DBHSS after winning the toss decided to bat first and were bowled out for 144 runs in 27.3 overs, against Regimental School Wokha.

Mhabemo scored 22 runs with Jandemo and Eyilo scoring 14 and 16 runs respectively. For Renben Kithan, Orenvungo, Renbomo and Oponthung claimed two wickets each for Regimental School.

In reply, Regimental School were bundled out for just 110 runs in 19.4 overs. Elithung scored 15 runs while Oponthung and Bichamo scored 18 and 12 runs respectively. For DBHSS, Jandemo claimed three wickets while Phyoben, Eyilo, and Biben took two wickets apiece.

Micheal Murry of DBHSS was awarded the best fielder of the tournament while Renben Kithan of Regimental School was awarded the player of the tournament. The champions were given a running trophy, certificates and cricketing gears while the runners-up were given certificates and cricketing gears.

Father Manuel, Principal, DBHSS was the guest of honour at the closing ceremony and gave away the prizes.

Altogether seven teams participated in the tournament and 33 players were selected for trials and coaching camp of Wokha District U-16 team.

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1st Peli Sekrenyi spot kick shootout competition held https://easternmirrornagaland.com/1st-peli-sekrenyi-spot-kick-shootout-competition-held/ Sat, 14 Mar 2020 16:30:16 +0000 https://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/?p=297250 Dimapur, March 14 (EMN): The 1st Peli Sekrenyi spot kick shootout competition organised by Peli 15, L Khel, Kohima village was held at TM School ground in Kohima on Saturday, March 14. An update received here on Saturday stated that in men’s category, Peli 14 ‘B’ emerged champions and received a cash prize of INR 10,000 along with a trophy while runners-up Peli 16 ‘B’ received INR 7000. Peli 14 ‘B’ won the best goal keeper award and received INR 2000. In women’s category, Peli 16 emerged champions and received INR 5000 along with a trophy while Peli 18 received INR 3000 for the second position. Peli 16 won the best goal keeper award and received INR 1000. Altogether, 31 teams participated in the event which will now be a yearly event confined to Lhisemia Khel only.

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The winners of the competition seen here along with others at TM School ground in Kohima on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

Dimapur, March 14 (EMN): The 1st Peli Sekrenyi spot kick shootout competition organised by Peli 15, L Khel, Kohima village was held at TM School ground in Kohima on Saturday, March 14.

An update received here on Saturday stated that in men’s category, Peli 14 ‘B’ emerged champions and received a cash prize of INR 10,000 along with a trophy while runners-up Peli 16 ‘B’ received INR 7000.

Peli 14 ‘B’ won the best goal keeper award and received INR 2000.

In women’s category, Peli 16 emerged champions and received INR 5000 along with a trophy while Peli 18 received INR 3000 for the second position.

Peli 16 won the best goal keeper award and received INR 1000.

Altogether, 31 teams participated in the event which will now be a yearly event confined to Lhisemia Khel only.

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Late Khurshid Hussain Memorial U-18 Cricket Tournament underway https://easternmirrornagaland.com/late-khurshid-hussain-memorial-u-18-cricket-tournament-underway/ Sat, 14 Mar 2020 16:28:11 +0000 https://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/?p=297247 RJHSS and CHSS win on first day Dimapur, March 14 (EMN): The Lt. Khurshid Hussain Memorial U-18 Cricket Tournament organised by the Dimapur District Cricket Association (DDCA) under the aegis of Nagaland Cricket Association (NCA) got underway at the NCA stadium in Sovima, Dimapur on Saturday, March 14. Ram Janaki Higher Secondary School (RJHSS) and Christian Higher Secondary School (CHSS) won their respective matches on the first day, according to an update from the DDCA. Playing the first match of the day, RJHSS beat Vidhya Bhawan Higher Secondary School (VBHSS) by eight wickets. Batting first after losing the toss, VBHSS were bowled out for 73 runs in 13 overs. Uday and Vishal scored 12 and 10 runs respectively. Guddu and Rohit scalped three wickets for RJHSS while Sidant and Sahil took two wickets apiece. In reply, RJHSS scored 74 runs for loss of two wickets in 10.2 overs. Rohit and Monoj scored 28 and 26 runs respectively. Rahul and Sujal took a wicket apiece for VBHSS. In the second match, Christian Higher Secondary School (CHSS) beat St. Mary Higher Secondary School (SMHSS) by 125 runs. Today’s matches 1st match: Dimapur Royals Juniors vs Black Caps Juniors (8 am) 2nd match:...

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Players of RJHSS and VBHSS pose for a photograph along with the DDCA officials before the first match at NCA stadium in Sovima on Saturday.

RJHSS and CHSS win on first day

Dimapur, March 14 (EMN): The Lt. Khurshid Hussain Memorial U-18 Cricket Tournament organised by the Dimapur District Cricket Association (DDCA) under the aegis of Nagaland Cricket Association (NCA) got underway at the NCA stadium in Sovima, Dimapur on Saturday, March 14.

Ram Janaki Higher Secondary School (RJHSS) and Christian Higher Secondary School (CHSS) won their respective matches on the first day, according to an update from the DDCA.

Playing the first match of the day, RJHSS beat Vidhya Bhawan Higher Secondary School (VBHSS) by eight wickets.

Batting first after losing the toss, VBHSS were bowled out for 73 runs in 13 overs.

Uday and Vishal scored 12 and 10 runs respectively.

Guddu and Rohit scalped three wickets for RJHSS while Sidant and Sahil took two wickets apiece.

In reply, RJHSS scored 74 runs for loss of two wickets in 10.2 overs.

Rohit and Monoj scored 28 and 26 runs respectively.

Rahul and Sujal took a wicket apiece for VBHSS.

In the second match, Christian Higher Secondary School (CHSS) beat St. Mary Higher Secondary School (SMHSS) by 125 runs.

Today’s matches

1st match: Dimapur Royals Juniors vs Black Caps Juniors (8 am)

2nd match: Vidhya Bhavan School vs Pranab Vidyapith HSS (12 pm)

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First U-15 Cricket Open Tournament underway https://easternmirrornagaland.com/first-u-15-cricket-open-tournament-underway/ Fri, 13 Mar 2020 16:26:07 +0000 https://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/?p=297136 Dimapur, March 13 (EMN): The first U-15 (boys) Cricket Open Tournament organised by the Kohima District Cricket Association (KDCA) in collaboration with Kohima District Veterans Cricket Club got underway at the Jakhama local ground on Friday, March 13. Advisor to Nagaland Khadi and Village Industries Board, Dr. Neiphrezo Keditsu attended the inaugural function as special guest, stated an update that was received here on Friday. In the first match, Chandmari HSS defeated Baptist High by 34 runs. Put to bat first, Chandmari scored 125 losing eight wickets. Yangtsase and Anurag scored 24 and 22 runs respectively. Pasanuiba of Baptist High took four wickets including the first hat trick of the tournament. In reply, Baptist High were bowled out for 91 runs with Ekonthung and Rohit scoring 17 and 15 runs. Lithrongchen and Bishal scalped two wickets each for Chandmari. Pasanuiba was declared man of the match. Today’s matches AG boys CC vs Oking Christian School (8:30 am) Holy Family School vs St. Mary Higher Secondary School (12 pm)

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Players of the first U-15 Cricket Open Tournament pose for a photograph along with the special guest and others at Jakhama local ground on Friday.

Dimapur, March 13 (EMN): The first U-15 (boys) Cricket Open Tournament organised by the Kohima District Cricket Association (KDCA) in collaboration with Kohima District Veterans Cricket Club got underway at the Jakhama local ground on Friday, March 13.

Advisor to Nagaland Khadi and Village Industries Board, Dr. Neiphrezo Keditsu attended the inaugural function as special guest, stated an update that was received here on Friday.

In the first match, Chandmari HSS defeated Baptist High by 34 runs.

Put to bat first, Chandmari scored 125 losing eight wickets. Yangtsase and Anurag scored 24 and 22 runs respectively. Pasanuiba of Baptist High took four wickets including the first hat trick of the tournament.

In reply, Baptist High were bowled out for 91 runs with Ekonthung and Rohit scoring 17 and 15 runs. Lithrongchen and Bishal scalped two wickets each for Chandmari.

Pasanuiba was declared man of the match.

Today’s matches

AG boys CC vs Oking Christian School (8:30 am)

Holy Family School vs St. Mary Higher Secondary School (12 pm)

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Futsal tournament kicks off in Jotsoma https://easternmirrornagaland.com/futsal-tournament-kicks-off-in-jotsoma/ Fri, 13 Mar 2020 16:23:57 +0000 https://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/?p=297133 Kohima, March 13 (EMN): The 1st Futsal tournament under the aegis of the OLOGOC- One Life, One Goal, One Chance Club got underway at Zasevi Futsal Arena, Jotsoma with 37 teams from across the state vying for the trophy on Friday. Dr. Kevichalie Metha, Pastor, Peraciezie Baptist Church, Kohima while addressing the team members during the inaugural and oath-taking ceremony stressed on self-control and urged the young players to learn to discipline oneself not only in sports but in every aspect of life. He also gave an example on the life of Samson from the Bible on how he lost his strength due to the negativity around him that then overpowered his God’s gifted strength. In this regard, he challenged the youth to overcome such instances in life, learn to stand before the wrong turns and march towards a better and happier life. Meanwhile, the club’s President Kevisilie Chielie briefed the inception and the purpose of the club and said it was formed in 2019 by a group of young men with the vision, “to bring out the better youth in all, for a better tomorrow”. Further, Chielie said the “mission is to drive them towards their passion in sports,...

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Players being briefed by the referee before the start of a match at Zasevi Futsal Arena in Jotsoma on Friday.

Kohima, March 13 (EMN): The 1st Futsal tournament under the aegis of the OLOGOC- One Life, One Goal, One Chance Club got underway at Zasevi Futsal Arena, Jotsoma with 37 teams from across the state vying for the trophy on Friday.

Dr. Kevichalie Metha, Pastor, Peraciezie Baptist Church, Kohima while addressing the team members during the inaugural and oath-taking ceremony stressed on self-control and urged the young players to learn to discipline oneself not only in sports but in every aspect of life.

He also gave an example on the life of Samson from the Bible on how he lost his strength due to the negativity around him that then overpowered his God’s gifted strength. In this regard, he challenged the youth to overcome such instances in life, learn to stand before the wrong turns and march towards a better and happier life.

Meanwhile, the club’s President Kevisilie Chielie briefed the inception and the purpose of the club and said it was formed in 2019 by a group of young men with the vision, “to bring out the better youth in all, for a better tomorrow”.

Further, Chielie said the “mission is to drive them towards their passion in sports, art and other inclusive activities; determined to make our city eco-friendly.”

He described the tournament as the first step to initiate a clean environment and also added, “Be Habitual to live in a green and clean environment” to support Eco-friendly Healthy City.

The tournament will culminate on March 14 while the winning team will receive a cash prize of INR 30,000.

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Oldest cricket tournament in Dimapur to be revived https://easternmirrornagaland.com/oldest-cricket-tournament-in-dimapur-to-be-revived/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 17:57:00 +0000 https://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/?p=297003 Dimapur, March 12 (EMN): The Dimapur District Cricket Association (DDCA) is set to revive the first cricket tournament that was organised in Dimapur with the co-operation of the family members of late Khurshid Hussain, under whose name the event was initiated. An update from DDCA informed that the sporting event — Late Khurshid Hussain Memorial Under-18 Cricket Tournament — will be organised under the aegis of Nagaland Cricket Association (NCA) at NCA stadium, Sovima from March 14 to the 20th. It added that the probable team for the district under-19 will be selected at the tournament. The update informed that late Anwar Hussain, the only non-Naga minister in Nagaland, instituted the tournament in 1977 in honour of his eldest son Khurshid whose life was cut short by a tragic accident. It added that Khurshid’s sisters — Marina Khulu, Jesmina Zeliang and Sabrina Hussain — have tied up with DDCA to revive the oldest tournament.

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Dimapur, March 12 (EMN): The Dimapur District Cricket Association (DDCA) is set to revive the first cricket tournament that was organised in Dimapur with the co-operation of the family members of late Khurshid Hussain, under whose name the event was initiated.

An update from DDCA informed that the sporting event — Late Khurshid Hussain Memorial Under-18 Cricket Tournament — will be organised under the aegis of Nagaland Cricket Association (NCA) at NCA stadium, Sovima from March 14 to the 20th. It added that the probable team for the district under-19 will be selected at the tournament.

The update informed that late Anwar Hussain, the only non-Naga minister in Nagaland, instituted the tournament in 1977 in honour of his eldest son Khurshid whose life was cut short by a tragic accident. It added that Khurshid’s sisters — Marina Khulu, Jesmina Zeliang and Sabrina Hussain — have tied up with DDCA to revive the oldest tournament.

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Block-level sports conducted in Kohima https://easternmirrornagaland.com/block-level-sports-conducted-in-kohima/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 17:56:00 +0000 https://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/?p=297032 Dimapur, March 12 (EMN): Good Shepherd Club conducted Block Level Sports (Kohima block) event in collaboration with Nehru Yuva Kendra Kohima at Jakhama ground, on March 10 with an aim to imbibe the importance of sports in the youths and to encourage them to stay healthy and fit. An update received here on Thursday informed that sporting event was held on the theme “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it” and a total of sis clubs affiliated to NYKS competed in several events like football, volleyball and 100m race. PTMK Football Club emerged as the overall champion, while Good Shepherd and Khriesako clubs stood in the second and third positions respectively.

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Participants pose for a photograph during the Block Level Sports event on March 10.

Dimapur, March 12 (EMN): Good Shepherd Club conducted Block Level Sports (Kohima block) event in collaboration with Nehru Yuva Kendra Kohima at Jakhama ground, on March 10 with an aim to imbibe the importance of sports in the youths and to encourage them to stay healthy and fit.

An update received here on Thursday informed that sporting event was held on the theme “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it” and a total of sis clubs affiliated to NYKS competed in several events like football, volleyball and 100m race.

PTMK Football Club emerged as the overall champion, while Good Shepherd and Khriesako clubs stood in the second and third positions respectively.

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Khrukuzo Nyekha wins 1st NWA U-16 wrestling competition https://easternmirrornagaland.com/khrukuzo-nyekha-wins-1st-nwa-u-16-wrestling-competition/ Wed, 11 Mar 2020 16:57:45 +0000 https://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/?p=296941 Our Correspondent Kohima, March 11 (EMN): Khrukuzo Nyekha (5’6 feet and 72 kg) defeated familiar foe Kuvenu Puro (5’8 feet and 65 kg) in straight two bouts to emerge the champion of the 1st U-16 wrestling tournament on Wednesday, March 11, at Khuochiezie local ground in Kohima. The competition coincided with the 27th Nagaland Wrestling Association (NWA) Championship and 50th anniversary celebration of the NWA’s inception. Nyekha who hails from Suthozu village walked home richer with INR 1.5 lakh while Puro fetched INR 80,000 with a citation. Both the wrestlers represented Chakhesang Wrestling Association (CWA). Mhasezo Chüzho (5’5 feet and 60 kg) from Thipuzu village representing CWA edged out Neikotsilie Krose of Angami Sports Association (ASA) from Medziphema village in the deciding bout to take the third position. Winning the match, Chüzho fetched a cash award of INR 50,000 while Krose received INR 30,000 and a citation as the fourth position holder, respectively. The four losing quarterfinalists namely Mulecüyi Vadeo, Kusayi Tsutso, Ozho Kezo and Kuzuveto Veswu along with the winners of the first, second, third and fourth positions will be provided INR 1,000 per month as scholarship for one year. However, only those wrestlers studying in schools are entitled...

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Champion of U-16 wrestling Khrukuzo Nyekha, hands raised, seen here along with other winners, NWA and match officials after the competition at Khuochiezie local ground in Kohima on Wednesday. (EM Images)

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Kohima, March 11 (EMN): Khrukuzo Nyekha (5’6 feet and 72 kg) defeated familiar foe Kuvenu Puro (5’8 feet and 65 kg) in straight two bouts to emerge the champion of the 1st U-16 wrestling tournament on Wednesday, March 11, at Khuochiezie local ground in Kohima.

The competition coincided with the 27th Nagaland Wrestling Association (NWA) Championship and 50th anniversary celebration of the NWA’s inception.

Nyekha who hails from Suthozu village walked home richer with INR 1.5 lakh while Puro fetched INR 80,000 with a citation. Both the wrestlers represented Chakhesang Wrestling Association (CWA).

Mhasezo Chüzho (5’5 feet and 60 kg) from Thipuzu village representing CWA edged out Neikotsilie Krose of Angami Sports Association (ASA) from Medziphema village in the deciding bout to take the third position.

Winning the match, Chüzho fetched a cash award of INR 50,000 while Krose received INR 30,000 and a citation as the fourth position holder, respectively.

The four losing quarterfinalists namely Mulecüyi Vadeo, Kusayi Tsutso, Ozho Kezo and Kuzuveto Veswu along with the winners of the first, second, third and fourth positions will be provided INR 1,000 per month as scholarship for one year. However, only those wrestlers studying in schools are entitled to this facility sponsored by NWA.

Altogether 36 wrestlers comprising 12 each from the Angami, Chakhesang and Zeliang tribes took part in the competition in which they pocketed INR 2,000 each with citations.

The prizes for the winners and participants of both the 27th NWA Championship and 1st U-16 Wrestling competitions were distributed by NWA officials.

Neivikuolie Khatsu, former president of NWA handed over the biennial tournament flag to Dr. Hiabe Zeliang, the incoming president who will be leading the new team of office bearers for the tenure 2020-2024.

Meanwhile, 19 players from the state who took part in the 8th AITWPF National Traditional Wrestling and Pankration (belt wrestling) Championship 2019 held at Hyderabad were felicitated with citations during the prize distribution ceremony.

Mosonyi Domeh, vice president of NWA and vice president of the All India Traditional Wrestling and Pankration Federation (AITWA) highlighted the scope of belt wrestling, and said the objectives of the association (NWA) is to preserve and enrich traditional wrestling styles besides promoting national and international wrestling styles. 

He informed that there are several forms of wrestling played in the world such as Greco Roman Style, Free Style, Kazakh Koresh Style, Alysh Style, and “Naga style” wrestling etc. Domeh said among these wrestling sports which are part of the belt wrestling, Greco Roman and Free Style wrestlings are Olympic medal events whereas other styles of wrestling are yet to be introduced in the Olympic.

Belt wrestling is one of the most popular sports in central Asian countries such as Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Takistan among other countries. Domeh said the AITWPF is trying its best to make belt wrestling an Olympic event.

He stated that the purpose of introducing the U-16 wrestling is to prepare them for national and international belt wrestling competitions.

He exuded confident that the experience the wrestlers gain through the process of selections and participation in NWA tournaments would motivate them to take wrestling as a profession for greater platforms and bring laurels to the state. “The excellence in Naga style wrestling will definitely help them to perform better in belt wrestling,” Domeh said.

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