Phesama Students’ Union wins Sasu Open Futsal Tournament
Kohima, Sep. 11 (EMN): Phesama Students’ Union on Saturday emerged as the champions of the first Open Futsal Tournament 2021 organised by Southern Angami Students Union (Sasu) on the theme ‘Rise as one’.
The team defeated Soccer Club Kohima 4-2 in the final match played at Jakhama local ground in Kohima district.
The final match was a one sided match as Phesama took control of the game scoring twice in the first half. Despite a comeback from Kohima team in the second half, Phesama Students’ Union slotted another two to finished the game in their favor by 4-2.
On the way to the final, PHU outclassed Khüateke FC by 5-2, while Soccer Club defeated Adventure Club by a solitary goal in the semifinals matches.
The champions received a cash prize of INR 30,000, and the runner-up Soccer Club pocketed INR 15,000. The two semi-finalists –Khüateke FC and Adventure club – were awarded INR 3000 each.
Viluto Achumi (Soccer Club) who scored 15 goals in the tournament was awarded the highest scorer, while the best custodian was won by Zakie (Soccer Club) and they received INR 1500 each. The player of the tournament was awarded to Theja Chuse of Phesama Students’ Union and he received INR 2000.
A total of 48 teams from Southern Angami areas and Kohima competed in the two-day sporting event.
Earlier, during the closing ceremony, PS to Medo Yhokha Advisor Technical Education and Elections Metekhriezo Patrick Khale graced the closing ceremony. In his speech, he encouraged the participants to be team players to win which can be related to life as well. He said team work would help them achieve their goals and also build skills.
“It is my message that we all try to live our life as a team where we can overcome difficulties in life”, said Khale.