Jakhama sports meet: Khatso Natso, Naki khels emerge champions
Kohima, Nov. 20 (EMN): The 62nd Jakhama annual sports meet organised by Jakhama Youth Organisation (JYO) culminated on Sunday evening at Jakhama local ground, Kohima.
Altogether the eight clans of Jakhama village — Sophietso Khel, Phema Khel, Khatso Natso Khel, Kulnu Khel, Naki Khel, Pfüdia Khel, Porütso Khel and Zhotso Khel – competed in men’s football and volleyball events for both men’s and women’s, which commenced on November 18.
Khatso Natso emerged champions in football after defeating Zhotso 4-3 in the penalty shootout in the final after both teams ended in a goalless draw during regulation time.
Naki won the men’s volleyball after overcoming Zhotso in two straight sets in the final while Khatso Natso clinched the championship title in the women’s event beating Pfüdia 2-1.
Individual winners in football included Mecievi Khatso who was adjudged the best goalkeeper, Avito Khieya of Phema as the highest scorer (four goals) and Kulse Zhotso as the player of the tournament.
In men’s volleyball, Zhoketo Zhotso was declared the best lifter and Mezizoto Tetso (Naki) lifted the best spiker title.
In women’s volleyball, Neizovonu Khatso was adjudged the best lifter.
Ketohoto Zao from Jakhama who represented the state and won a bronze medal in the 400m race during the recent North East Olympic Games was also felicitated during the evening.
Altogether, over three hundred sportspersons participated in the three-day sports meet of the village.
Addressing the closing programme, Vibozoto Yiene, assistant secretary, Information Technology and Communication, lauded JYO for successfully organising the events.
Yiene reminded that it is now the responsibility of the sportspersons to showcase their best while representing their village in higher level of competitions.
On the sideline of the sports meet, Aphre Richa, women coordinator of Angami Sports Meet (ASA), informed this newspaper that belt wrestling would be introduced in the next sports meet.