Zasivi FC, NCRC PR Hill win NCRC Sumi open penalty shootout
Dimapur, July 2 (EMN): Zasivi Football Club and NCRC PR Hill, Kohima lifted the champion’s title in men’s and women’s category respectively of the open penalty shootout, organised by Nagaland Christian Revival Church (NCRC) Sumi Youth Department (YD) at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima.
Zasivi FC defeated Foster FC to emerge champion and walked away with INR 40,000 and citation, while runner-up Foster FC received INR 20,000 with citation, an update informed.
Niekezo Rio of Foster FC won the best goal-keeper award and received INR 2,000. In the women’s category, NCRC PR Hill defeated IT Team in the final and received INR 8,000 as the champion.
Runners-up — IT Team and United Girls Club — received INR 5000 and INR 2000 as the runners-up respectively. Aluhunuo Vitsu of NCRC PR Hill was declared the best women’s custodian and received INR 1,000. A total of 51 teams — 45 men’s and six women teams — participated in the tournament.
Attending the valedictory function as special guest, Dr. Kitaka Sukhato Wotsa gave away the prizes to the winners. Exhorting the gathering, he said that ‘in life, we face more failures than success and if we cannot overcome failures, we will find it difficult to achieve success’.
He, therefore, opined that games and sports should be taken as an opportunity to experience, understand and overcome failures and encouraged the youngsters saying that ‘in sports and life, luck may favour some but the hard worker gets luckier’.
Earlier, speaking during the inaugural session of the championship as guest of honour, Engineer-in-Chief, PWD Nagaland, Kahuli Sema encouraged the participants to keep up the spirit of comradeship, which is the prime stress of sports. She also stressed on the need for all to remember God as without him, nothing is possible.