Saturday, February 4, 2023

Zasivi FC win Kohima Futsal Championship


Zasivi FC Jotsoma emerged as the champion of the 1st Kohima District Futsal Championship by defeating Lhouchalie FC Meriema, 7-2 in the final match played at L Viluo FIFA Pro Turf at Meriema, here on Saturday.
The winner walked away with a cash prize of Rs 30,000 along with a trophy and citations, while the runner-up team received a cash prize of Rs 20,000 along with a trophy and citations.
Earlier, in the first semi-final match, Lhouchalie FC Meriema defeated Circle FC Meriema 5-1 while Zasivi FC Jotsoma beat Sechü Zubza FC 3-1.
Man of the matches in the quarter final matches were Petevizo Kezieo (Lhouchalie FC), Khiuwangbo Kaurinta (Sechü Zubza FC), Kenei Viluo (Circle FC) and Kedolhuvo (Zasivi FC).
In the two semi final matches and the final, man of the match were awarded to Menoneikho Nakhro, Menguzelie Rutsa and Kevisanyü Peseyie respectively.
The team of referees of the matches were Meyieto Sachü, Mechievilie Yashü, Khrieneisa Üsou, Michael Dul, Takatemsu and Kezevituo Vizo.
Gracing the closing ceremony of the championship as the guest of honour, president of Angami Sports Association (ASA), Lhoubeizo Mere Kesiyie, urged the players to show seriousness in their chosen discipline.
Lhoubeizo said although futsal was relatively new to the people and Nagas were yet to catch up in many respects, he hoped that the present leaders in the sports sector would stand up to the challenge and help the people and players come at par with the rest of the world.
He pointed out that futsal was a game with its main focus on the discipline of the players. He therefore challenged the players to respect the rules and regulations of the game and make the game shine through them.
The two-day championship was organized by the Kohima District Football Association (KDFA).
The winner, Zasivi FC Jotsoma will now represent Kohima district in the upcoming Nagaland futsal championship to be held soon.

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