In a historic display of skill and determination, the football team representing the National Institute of Technology, Nagaland (NIT Nagaland) secured third position in the All India Inter NIT Football Tournament 2023-24 hosted by NIT Durgapur, West Bengal.
The event began from November 3 and culminated on November 6, and witnessed the participation of 30 esteemed NITs from across the country. NIT Nagaland’s journey in the tournament was nothing short of extraordinary. They showcased their prowess on the field, eventually securing the 3rd position, a remarkable achievement in a competition of this calibre.
The team’s path to success included five challenging matches, each filled with intense moments and unwavering team spirit. In the first match, NIT Nagaland blanked NIT Arunachal Pradesh 3-0 and in the second match, NIT Nagaland thrash VNIT Nagpur 3-0.
Nagaland defeated NIT Calicut 3-2 in the quarterfinals and upset NIT Durgapur 2-1 in the semi-final. For the third-place match, NIT Nagaland beat NIT Puducherry 2-0. NIT Nagaland’s exceptional performance was a testament to their dedication and hard work. They managed to clinch victory in crucial matches, even securing their place in the semi-finals. In the end, their efforts led to a well-deserved 3rd place finish, earning accolades and admiration from football enthusiasts across the nation.
The team’s triumphant journey was made possible with the support and guidance of Dr. K. Alaguraja, the SAS officer accompanying them throughout the tournament. His mentorship and encouragement undoubtedly played a significant role in their success.
NIT Nagaland’s achievement in the All India Inter NIT Football Tournament 2023-24 will be remembered as a proud moment for the institution and a source of inspiration for aspiring footballers. Their dedication and sportsmanship have set a remarkable example in the world of collegiate sports.