Sunday, January 29, 2023

KDFA felicitates K Neibou Sekhose


Kohima District Football Association (KDFA) felicitated Nagaland Football Association (NFA) president, K Neibou Sekhose, on being elected as an Executive Committee Member in All Indian Football Federation (AIFF) at a ceremony held at 2K hotel, here on Friday.
In his speech, Sekhose shared on how he initially began working at his khel level and gradually progressed to State and at national level. He credited God’s grace for all the achievements and also thanked the people for the support so far.
He observed that it was important to start from a small level and then move on to the next after gaining experiences as one goes.
Giving a detailed insight into the election process of AIFF, Sekhose said it was conducted in a very meticulous manner under strict observation of the election commission.
Allaying all the rumours doing the rounds in the social media, Sekhose said he voted for the newly elected president Kalyan Chaubey with the only hope that under his leadership the game would reach newer heights at the same the Nagaland would also progress in the game along with the rest of the country.
He said the voting process was in no way on political lines but based solely on the hopes that the game would see progress all over the country.
He said all the 36 members of AIFF qualified for voting decided to show unity through the election.
Recalling his journey as a footballer, Sekhose said he started his career in the U-14 category representing the State in school games to Kashmir in 1976 and two years later to New Delhi.
He also represented North East Hills University (NEHU) at the university level.
During the ceremony Angami Sports Association (ASA), president, Er.Lhoubeizo Mere Kesiyie, said that although Nagaland is a small state in the country and is not much known to people outside the region, the induction of Sekhose in AIFF gives hope for Naga sportspersons to advance and excel in sports, particularly football.
A short speech was also given by KDFA president Mhasimhalie Matthew Yhome.
Earlier, the programme was chaired by Medolenuo Ambrocia Loucü while invocation was pronounced by Immanuel Baptist Church, Kohima, pastor, Zakiebeituo Metha. A special number was presented by Rokovi Khawakhrie, while KDFA executive member, Pudil Tsükrü, proposed the vote of thanks.
Other well wishers during the ceremony included Nagaland Olympic Association, Head of Referee, Kohima District Football Referee Association, Angami Youth Organization and Angami Students Union.

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