Men’s open basketball trophy in Kohima

Men’s open basketball trophy in Kohima
Players of Stallions, Imperium and others before the opening match on Wednesday. (NP)
Kohima, May 29 (NPN) | Publish Date: 5/29/2019 11:31:09 AM IST

The three-day, men’s open basketball trophy organized by Oriental College, Kohima got underway at the college basketball court, here on Wednesday.  

Ten teams are participating in the trophy. The teams are: Stallions,  Imperium,  Penultimate ballers,  Netters,  A Team,  Taurus,  Amplified, Golden Eagles,  Team Orca,  Oriental college.  

The inaugural programme was graced by Kekhrie Yhome as special guest. He encouraged the players to work hard and display their talents by maintaining sportsmanship spirit throughout the tournament.  

He reminded the players that they were the ambassadors of the younger generation and therefore urged them to maintain fitness and health.  Yhome also reminded the players that in a game like basketball, talents and stamina were important, and that Nagas were blessed with these abilities.

Earlier, the inaugural programme was blessed by Imtinaro Amei followed by Ruokuovituo Zatsu with the key note speech. Mengu Suokhrie and Viriezhünuo Kuotsu presented special numbers.  Oath to the players was administered  by Tumben Ngullie . 

On Thursday, the first match will be played between Penultimate Ballers and Stallions. 


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