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18th All Nagaland Inter District Volleyball tournament underway

18th All Nagaland Inter District Volleyball tournament underway
Special guest Abu Metha with organisers and host officials.
DIMAPUR, NOV 24 (NPN) | Publish Date: 11/24/2021 11:20:03 AM IST

The 18th All Nagaland Inter- District Volleyball Tournament 2021 (Men & Women) under the aegis of Nagaland Volleyball Association (NVA) and hosted by Kohima District Volleyball Association (KDVA) got underway on Wednesday at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima.

Gracing the inaugural function as the special guest, advisor to chief minister of Nagaland, Abu Metha, called for promotion of volleyball in the state. He said that volleyball ranked as top 5 most popular sports discipline in the world and encouraged the sports department to re-look at the importance of volleyball discipline.

Altogether, seven districts- Tuensang, Mokokchung, Dimapur, Kohima, Longleng, Mon and Phek registered for the tournament.

The champions in both men and women category will receive Rs. 20,000 each while runners-up will get Rs. 10,000.

The best libero, best spiker and best setter will get Rs. 2,500 each in both men and women category.

During day-1 women’s volleyball, Kohima defeated Mokokchung 25-22, 25-19; Mon beat Phek 25-21, 25-23; Kohima beat Longleng 25-12, 25-12; and Phek beat Tuensang 25-12, 25-20.

For men’s volleyball, Kohima beat Mokokchung 19-25, 31-29, 25-16; Phek beat Longleng 25-19, 25-16; Dimapur beat Tuensang 26-24, 25-17; Kohima beat Longleng 25-19, 25-12; and Mokokchung beat Phek 25-21, 25-15.

Earlier, welcome address was delivered by SDO (C) Kohima and convenor host committee, Daniel R. Angami, NVA vice president Jacob Yanthan also spoke at the programme.

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