Friday, January 27, 2023

1st Nagaland Open Basketball Tourney kicks off in Mokokchung


The 1st Nagaland Open Basketball Tournament organized by Basketball Association Mokokchung District (BAMD) got underway on Tuesday at the Imkongmeren Sports Complex, Basketball Court with Nagaland Basketball Association, general secretary, Sentinungsang Longkumer as the special guest.
Altogether, 7 teams (5 from Kohima and 2 from Mokokchung) are vying for the championship which will culminate on December 16. Officiating of tournament is led by James, Henry and Franki from Meghalaya and Marmayang, Achetla and Imkumnaro from Nagaland. While declaring the tournament open, the special guest lauded BAMD for organizing the 1st Nagaland Open Basketball Tournament, which he opined was a positive approach towards the upliftment of the game for the younger generation.
He stated that the NBA was targeting to host major basketball tournaments in the near future to nurture professional players from the state. With this objective in mind, Sentinungsang stated the NBA aims to promote inter-school tournaments, train coaches & referees and develop infrastructure through due assistance from the concern department and people’s representatives throughout the state.
The inaugural programme was hosted by Temsutoshi, invocation was offered by associate pastor (youth) Impur, Limawati Jamir while a special song was presented by Imkumnaro.

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