News in briefs
MDFA Trophy: Rain plays spoilsport
Mokokchung, Oct. 24 (EMN): The Mokokchung District Football Association (MDFA) has informed that the MDFA Trophy 2019’s second semi-final match between Telongjem FC and Alempang YD has been postponed to Friday, October 25 due to adverse weather conditions.
The match between Telongjem FC and Alempang YD was supposed to be played on Thursday until bad weather forced the organisers to postpone it. Imkongmeren Sports Complex was enveloped in a thick pea-souper, making the ground unplayable.
MDFA has confirmed that the semi-final match will take place today (Friday) at 10:00 am.
Kohima District Open Volleyball Tournament announced
Kohima, Oct 24 (EMN): The Kohima District Volleyball Association (KDVA) is conducting 7th Kohima District Open Volleyball Tournament 2019 (Men & Women) from November 25 to the 28th at Kohima local ground.
The champion in men’s category will get INR 40,000 while the runners-up will receive INR 20,000, according to the updates received here on Thursday. The prize money for women’s category is INR 30,000 for the champions and INR 15,000 for the runners-up. Semi finalists will get INR 5000 each.
Entry fee for participating team is INR 3000 and forms can be collected at Sports World, old taxi stand and Northern Sports, near CANSSEA office, Kohima.
Meanwhile, the organising committee has convened a joint coordination meeting of different committee members on October 30.
Open Volleyball Tournament, Penalty Shoot Out underway
Dimapur, Oct. 24 (EMN): The 17th Open Volleyball Tournament and 5th Penalty Shoot Out organised by Darlins Club on the theme “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” began on October 24 at Kezieke ground, Khonoma.
Theja Meru, advisor of TaFMA, who graced the inaugural function as special guest, encouraged the participants to maintain sportsmanship and give their best for their teams. Citing the examples of the legendary band The Beatles, who did 1200 concerts before becoming a well-known band, and an African runner who completed a race in spite of a leg injury, he said success does not come out of luck but only through hard work.
According to an update, Ropfü Meyase, junior state football coach and Thepfükolie Punyü, assistant professor (LNIPE–NERC) Guwahati, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, will also attend the three-day event which will culminate on October 26.
Village Guards Sports Meet begins at Pungro
Dimapur, Oct. 23 (EMN): The 5th edition of Pungro Sub-Division Village Guards Sports Meet 2019 (PSDVGSM) kicked off on October 23 at Pungro town with S Kiusumew, president, Public Forum Pungro sub-division, as the special guest.
According to an update from the president of PSDVGSM, Kiusumew declared the sports meet open Hav. Major. Lolemthong, games & sports secy, PSDVGSM conducted the oath taking of the participants.
Kiusumew urged the 631 VG personals to uphold their duty as the top most priority and lauded the VG personals of their dedication and sincerity in their duties despite the bare minimum honorarium the they were drawing.
Speaking on the occasion Kiusu Tikhir, subedar major, VG Kiphire, appreciated the organisers of the event and encouraged them to continue the trend. T Luthong, head DB Pungro stated that the sports meet is an exercise of their duty wherein they undergo physical training.