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Master one discipline with professionalism, says Ozukum

By EM Bureau Updated: Nov 09, 2021 9:05 pm
Tongpang Ozukum along with officials and players of Nyenshen FC and Shanen FC during the inaugural match of Loyem Memorial Trophy in Tuensang on Tuesday.

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Dimapur, Nov. 9 (EMN): Minister for PWD (Housing and Mechanical) Tongpang Ozukun on Monday told the youths to pursue their dreams and master one discipline with professionalism.

He said Nagas were considered ‘jack-of-all-trades but master of none’. However, Nagas were realising the ‘importance of focussing and becoming professionals in their chosen discipline.’

He stated this during the inaugural programme of Loyem Memorial Trophy, organised by Confederation of Chang Students’ Union (CCSU) in Tuensang on Tuesday.

He also encouraged the players to be dedicated, disciplined and determined to go beyond Loyem Trophy or other local tournaments and try to excel and bring laurels to the state, an update on Tuesday stated.

“We have to respect and make football a culture amongst the Nagas and one day make Nagaland a nursery of football talents in India”, he said. 

The minister also appreciated the Youth Resources and Sports department for selecting Tuensang to develop the second astro turf football ground in Nagaland, which will be completed by next year.

He also lauded CCSU for bringing forward the theme ‘No to depression, Yes to football’, stating that it was ‘appropriate in the present scenario as the world has been isolated because of the Covid pandemic’. He also shared his happiness to be a part of the famed Loyem Memorial Trophy and encouraged CCSU to continue carrying forward the positive work of giving a platform to budding football players in the state.

Match highlight

The opening match of the tournament was played between the defending champion Nyenshen FC and Shanen FC. In the first half of the match, Jersey number 14, Mongko from NFC scored the first goal in the 8th minute, which was equalised by Moa (Jersey 10) from SFC in the 10th minute. By the end of the second half, the final score line was in favour of NFC against SNF 4-2.

The next matches scheduled to be held on Nov. 10 are N-Musc, Tuensang unit Vs Mülqn FC, and Mevie FC vs Axois FC.

By EM Bureau Updated: Nov 09, 2021 9:05:56 pm