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NWA Championship to begin today

NWA Championship to begin today
The wrestlers of the NWA championship at Kohima local ground. (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA, MAR 9 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/9/2020 9:32:54 AM IST

The 27th Nagaland Wrestling Championship and 1st Under-16 Wrestling 2020 will begin at Khouchiezie Kohima local ground on Tuesday. 

Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio will grace the meet as the special guest and Kuzholuzo Nienu, MLA as the inaugural guest.  The senior category of the championship will see 54 top wrestlers from Angami, Chakhesang and Zeliang tribes vying for the coveted title. 

Some of the prominent wrestlers include reigning champion Menuosetuo Yiese, Venuzo Dawhuo, Vevohu Swuro, Pfusato Tetseo, Vekutho Soho, Kezhaseluo-o Pienyü, Seyiekhrietuo Yiese, Kekhriezo Nagi, Mhasilhuosie Nagi, Vechita Khesoh, Besuhveto Cümu, Penamhung, Keheirie, Ihilu, Isapsi etc. 

Chisazo Dawhuo, senior wrestling coach will be the chief referee while Nagaland Wrestling Referee Board will officiate the tournament.

NWA advisory on COVID-19

Meanwhile, NWA has advised the public not to shake hands as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 during the two day long wrestling meet.  Briefing the media persons at the local ground on Monday, NWA president Neivikuolie Khatsü along with his colleagues informed that foreigners and mainland India with travel history from COVID-19 affected states and countries will not be allowed inside the venue.  They are advised to get medical fitness certificate from competent authority in case they want to come and witness the championship. 

The locals who have recently returned from COVID 19 affected states and countries are also advised to stay indoor. The association has also requested the public to maintain decency and calmness during the tournament. 

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