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Chakhroma area football tourney
Staff Reporter Dimapur, Jul 13 (NPN):
Published on 14 Jul. 2009 12:37 AM IST
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Razhaphe village, Pheluo ward-5 and Adroit Club Medziphema registered victorious in the opening day of the week long Chakhroma Area Football Tournament 2009, which got underway at local ground Chumukedima, here Monday. In the first match Razaphe Village defeated Dee Beers by 4-2; Pheluo Ward -5 Chumukedima overcame a hard fought 2-1, victory over Seitheke Basa while Adroit Club blanked Phoenix Club New Chumukedima Village 5-0. Altogether seventeen teams are vying for the championship, organized by Town Baptist Church, Chumukedima in aid of its golden jubilee which will be celebrated 2013. The tournament will conclude July 18. The winners of the tournament will receive Rs. 15,000 with shield and the runners-up will get Rs. 10,000 with shield. Besides cash awards of Rs. 1000 each will be awarded to the best player, highest scorer and best goalkeeper. Earlier, declaring the tournament open the chief guest of the function, member DMC, Thepfuneituo Rio exhorted the players to display and exhibit their true sportsmanship during this tournament. Stating that winning a trophy was important but to live a life of a discipline sportsperson was difficult, he urged the players to maintain discipline through out the tournament as it was the first venture taken up by the Church in the name of its golden jubilee celebration. Earlier, the chief guest on his arrival at the avenue also unfurled the flag followed by invocation by president ABCC, Rev. Lhouzoviu Shüya. The oath to the teams was administered by president, Chumukedima Students’ Union, Pelesavi Rürhie. Tuesday’s Matches 7 am: Hill Sporting Club Vs KYC Chumukedima 2 pm: Youth Spark Medziphema Vs Vidima Village 3:30 pm: Chatouphe ABC Vs Youth Wing (Ward-6)

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