Kohima District Open Volleyball Tournament concludes
Kohima, Nov.27 (EMN): The Chieneinuo Brothers Kiruphema lifted the Kohima District Open Volleyball Tournament with a third straight set victory over Khonoma Youth Organisation in the men’s final match at Khuochiezie ground in Kohima on Wednesday, November 27.
The Chieneinuo Brothers hammered Khonoma Youth Organisation 25-17, 25-17 and 25-21 in the first, second and third set respectively to walk home as champions.
Chieneinuo Brothers received cash prize of INR 40,000 as winners while Khonoma Youth Organisation had to be content with INR 25,000 as runners-up.
Semi-finalists Michazou Mima and Kiruphema Youth Organisation received INR 5000 each.
The best spiker award was bagged by Kelhusalie Pier of Khonoma Youth Organisation while Menusielie Hojah of the Chieneinuo Brothers received the best settler award. Both the players received INR 2000 each.
In the women’s volleyball competition, Elite Sisters blanked Kezo Town Youth Organisation with a third straight set victory in the final match.
Elite Sisters lifted the trophy in the women’s volleyball competition for the third time in a row.
Winning the final match, Elite Sisters walked home richer with a cash prize of INR 30,000 while runners-up Kezo Town Youth Organisation received INR 15,000.
Khavili Kive of Elite Sisters bagged the best spiker award while Kejuvile of Kezo Town Youth Organisation received the best settler award. Both of them pocketed INR 2000 each.
Tokiho Swu of the Elite Sisters was adjudged the best coach of the tournament and received INR 2000.
Megolhou Dolie, joint director of Youth Resources and Sports, gave away the prizes to the winners.
Earlier, during the closing ceremony, Dolie lauded the organisers Kohima District Volleyball Association for giving a platform to the young to progress in the game.
Congratulating the finalists, the official reminded the other participants not to be disheartened for not making it to the finals, but to rather regard themselves as ‘winners.’ Their hard work and performance in the tournament is greatly valued, he added.
A total of 13 men’s and five women’s volleyball teams took part in the three-day tournament organised by KDVA at the Khuochiezie ground from November 25 to the 27th in Kohima.