Veteran football tourney from Nov 26
Dimapur, November 24
The 5th Nagaland inter- district veteran football tournament 2013 will begin from November 26 to December 2 at DDSC stadium Dimapur. Organised by Nagaland veteran football association (NVFA) and hosted by Dimapur district veteran football association,(DDVFA) veterans from eight districts such as Mokokchung, Peren, Dimapur, Longleng, Kiphire, Wokha, Tuensang and Kohima will be playing for the tournament.Formal launching of the veteran football team for Dimapur district with Chungailong as coach and Joseph as team manager was held on Saturday at DDSC stadium. DDVFA general secretary Jacob Yanthan informed that all the players were above 45 years of age and oldest among them is 69 year old veteran. One of the players C. Bendang a badminton player who represented Nagaland at world veteran badminton tournament is also a part of the football team.
All the veterans include retired government officials including from police department and some already in the government service. Yanthan said, in tune with the association theme “Fraternity through football”, the aim of organizing such tournament was not only to maintain good health but to foster unity and friendship and also to maintain cordial relationship among the players from different districts.
The inaugural program will be held at DDSC stadium with parliamentary secretary for IT and communication, technical education, science, technology, taxes Tovihoto Ayemi as the chief guest on November 26, 9 a.m. Players from participating districts have been informed to report to the venue on November 25, room number 10 and also to contact DDVFA general secretary for further details.