Tuesday, June 6, 2023

2nd 27 Mokokchung Town AC, NDPP youth org football tourney underway

Minister for Rural Development, Metsubo Jamir formally kicked off the second edition of the “27 Mokokchung Town AC, youth organisation football tournament” at the Imkongmeren Sports Complex, Mokokchung on Monday.
Special guest, minister for RD Metsubo Jamir, who is the local MLA from the 27 Mokokchung Town AC, appreciated the organisers and the sponsor for coming up with this innovative idea to hold a football tournament where the youths can come together and learn from each other.
Speaking on sportsmanship and the need to respect one’s team jersey, Metsubo said that that the games and sports is not only about competing but to bring unity through the spirit of healthy competition.
Taking the ongoing tournament as a metaphor, the minister said that he is going to play in ‘a bigger tournament’ next year (subtly indicating the imminent 2023 assembly election) and that all the participants in the present tournament would be in his team for the next year. He, therefore, asked the participating teams and players to be prepared to play with the same zeal and vigour in the years to come.
Meanwhile, defending champions Mongsenbai defeated Aongza 5-1 in the first match of the day. In the second match, Kumlong overshadowed Kichutip 2-0 while in the last match, Mongsenbai again triumphed over Salangtem 2-0.
The tournament is sponsored by Nagaland Minerals & Mines. All the NDPP youth organisations under the 27 Assembly Constituency – Aongza, Kichutip, Kumlong, Mongsenbai and Salangtem and AC & PS-PA team are participating in the tournament.


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