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Published on 15 May. 2009 11:44 PM IST
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1st Sumi Aphuyemi sports meet Dimapur, MAY 15 (NPN): A week long 1st Sumi Aphuyemi Sports meet was conducted from May 7 to 14 at Pughoboto town. According to organizer of the tournament Mt. Puhukito Sporting Club, the inaugural function was graced by secretary, law and justice government of Nagaland, Nihoto K. Chishi as chief guest. In his address the chief guest urged the youth to take up keen interest in the field of sports which according to him would bring fame and glory and also deliver an individual, a place in the society. Altogether 10 football teams (men’s) and 5 volleyball teams (women’s) participated in the meet. In the men’s football final, Natsumi village defeated Kitami village by 3-0 and emerged as the champion. Natsumi village pocketed cash award of Rs. 20,000/- along with certificates while Kitami walked away with cash of Rs. 10,000/- along with certificates. The third place went to Pughoboto and received a sum of Rs. 5,000/- along with certificates. Shikiho of Lazami village was adjudged the best goal keeper, Qhetovi of Mishilimi as best defender and Lovito of Kitami as best player while Kanito of Natsumi claimed the highest scorer of the meet. They all received cash award along with a certificate. In the women’s volleyball final, Lazami village defeated Pughoboto town and received cash award of Rs. 10.000/- along with certificate, while Pughoboto town and Mukalimi village were placed in the 2nd and 3rd place pocketing Rs. 5,000/- and 3,000/- along with certificates respectively. Shiholi, Viniholi and Kaholi all from Lazami village were adjudged as the best player, libro and lifter respectively. They also received cash prizes and certificates. SSU volleyball trophy Dimapur, MAY 15 (NPN): A four-day 3rd volleyball memorial trophy of late. C. Subenthung Murry and late. C. Thejamo Murry would be held from May 26 to 30, organized by Sanis Students’ Union (SSU). In this regard, the union has informed those interested teams/clubs to enroll before May 23 to the union game and sports secretary. Meanwhile, the union has felicitated all those who have passed their HSLC and HSSLC examination 2009 and wished them success in their future endeavors. Good Shepherd School sports meet Dimapur, May 15 (NPN): Eleventh annual sports meet of Good Shepherd School, Longleng was conducted May 4 at public ground, Longleng with deputy commissioner, C.K. Nehiku Sema as chief guest. According to proprietor of the school, Paul H. Bulong Menhahu the function was attended by 820 students with their parents, invitees and well wishers from Longleng town. The sports report was presented by school captain, Aiponglimei Phom. Governor’s award to five scouts’ awardees for the year 2008 was given away by the chief guest, the release stated. SACKL Youth Axis-II sports meet Dimapur, May 15 (NPN): Sabangya,Aliba,Chungtia,Kinunger,Longtsuktep (SACKL) Youth department held youth Axis-II Sports meet from May 8 to 10 at Aliba ground on the theme “closer within Christ” with PA to home minister, Nagaland, P. Talisungba Kichu as chief guest. On the second day the meet was graced by teacher Moala as guest of honour. According to joint press statement by SACKL president, O. Imti Jamir and general secretary, Asenla Jamir the meet was attended by 1500 youths from all the departments. The meet was held in the disciplines of foothball, tug of war, pull out the tail and some athletics. The Axis meet concluded with a gospel concert at Chungtia Baptist Church. Meanwhile, the SACKL youth department had thanked all the Church members and well wishers for their invaluable support both physically and financially. India whips Japan 5-1 to finish 5th KUANTAN, MAY 15 (AP): Tushar Khandker scored twice to help India thrash Japan 5-1 on Friday and secure a fifth-place finish in the Asia Cup. In the play-off for fifth, India took less than a minute to open scoring through Rajpal Singh’s field attempt at the Wisma Belia Stadium in Kuantan city in eastern Malaysia. Captain Sandeep Singh’s trademark penalty corner flick gave his team a 2-0 lead in the 22nd minute, but Hiroki Sakamoto reduced the deficit for Japan three minutes before half time. Japan began the second half with a furious attacking pace but lost steam quickly, allowing India to seize control by scoring three goals in the final 10 minutes through Khandker in the 64th and 69th minutes and Prabodh Singh in the 66th minute. South Korea and Pakistan will fight out Saturday’s final, with the winner getting the only spot available in next year’s World Cup in New Delhi. China and Malaysia will play off for third on Saturday.

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