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NEFL launched in Nagaland

NEFL launched in Nagaland
FounderS of NEFL and NFL along with Nagaland Super Five players after the press conference on Friday.
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, Aug 16 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/16/2019 12:36:58 PM IST

The North East Futsal League (NEFL) was officially launched in Dimapur on August 16, at Powerplay, near Chekiye village gate.

Speaking at a press conference, Ranajit Mahanta, founder, North East Futsal League said that the league will provide athletes from Northeast states an annual stage to showcase their talent in the sport of Futsal. 

He stated that NEFL has a unique concept of mixed team which portrays engagement in sports without regards to sex of the participants. He viewed that it was a way to boost female sports participation and also improving social harmony between sexes. 

Nagaland Futsal League (NFL), founded by Suya Longchar and Jungshi Jamir and affiliated to NEFL, will be competing in the NEFL tournament to be held at NC Bordoloi Indoor Stadium, Guwahati, Assam from August 25 to 31.  

Nagaland Super Five, under the banner of NFL, consists of Patrick Brixner as the head coach and Apeto K Sema as team captain. The other team members are Inonito Zhimomi, Nyithong Magh, Newto Sema, Khiuwangbo Kaurintah, Akhala Jamir, Nyitsarho Nyusou, Limawapang Longkumer and Kawijino Newmai. Two international players, namely, Patricia Ballesteros Bermero and Alex Rubio Carretero, both from Spain have also been included in the squad.

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