Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Nagaland Futsal Championship begins


The Second Nagaland State Futsal Championship 2022 kick started at Reiphinyü Badze, Vürie, some 5 kms away from state capital on Friday. The championship is hosted by Kohima District Football Association (KDFA) under the aegis of Nagaland Football Association (NFA).
A total of eight teams, one each from Kohima, Dimapur, Chümoukedima, Tseminyü, Mon, Zunheboto, Phek and Peren are vying for the title.
Speaking as special guest at the inaugural, deputy commissioner and chairman, Kohima, District Sports Council, Shanavas C, said players from the Northeast region has potential to contribute to the football as people from the region, including Nagaland has an advantage for endurance games like football, badminton, table tennis and so on.
He added that with such potentials, he said players should not sit back and relax with the thought that there was no possibility of making it to the national or international level but work towards it.
In this regard, he said that the district administration and the state government along with the various sports bodies, should collectively work to produce qualified players from the state.
He encouraged the players to maintain discipline and keep their dedication and live a healthy lifestyle. Sharing greetings, president, Nagaland Football Association, K Neibou Sekhose expressed happiness at the event organised by Kohima District Football Association (KDFA).
He informed that NFA would be focusing on the development of football by nurturing students in over 800 schools across the State.
He also said with the new team of All India Football Federation (AIFF) executives under Kalyan Chaubey were working actively for the welfare and development of football in the country.
He said football in the country was headed towards tremendous development.
Earlier the inaugural programme chaired by Medolenuo Ambrocia Loucü began with an invocation by Vimegokho Chüsi, Youth Pastor, Minister’s Hill Baptist Church, Kohima.


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