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Astro turf tournament underway in Kohima

Correspondent KOHIMA, MAR 12 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/12/2021 1:38:44 PM IST

The 2nd Astro turf tournament under the aegis of One Life, One Goal, One Chance Club (OLOGOC) got underway at Zasivi Futsal Arena, Jotsoma, here Friday with 34 teams participants from across the State. 

During the first round of Friday’s matches, 17 teams qualified for pre-quarters including, Zienuo shooters, Team Contenders, Arkelis, Friends FC, Highlanders FC ‘A’, We Are Brothers, 90’s Footprint FC, K7, Amigos, Adroit Boys, Fifa FC, Agape FC, Marturia, Zasivi FC, Spartans FC, Score Heroes, and Friends FC.
The winners would walk away with a cash prize of Rs. 25,000 while the runners-up would receive a cash prize of 15,000 along with certificates while merchandises would be given to best goalkeeper and man of the tournament.
Addressing the teams during the inaugural, Gethemgo International, Kohima, director, Dr.Viposa, said every sportsperson should cultivate a spirit of humility which was the key to progress and to build good relationship with others.
He asked the players to have mentors and close friends in life. 
He also said that one has to dream big and remember that a person who wants to be a professional player or engage in sport needs to know the scope of the field. 
Earlier, the event was chaired by OLOGOC finance secretary, NeiketoulieLiezietsu.
Pre-quarterfinals matches would start from on Saturday from 8 a.m. onwards.
1. FIFA FC Vs Friends FC/Arkelis
2. Amigos Vs Adroit Boys 
3. K7 Vs Ziekezou/score heroes
4. Agape FC Vs Rising FC/ Zasivi FC
5. Zienuo Shooters Vs Booster FC
6. Highlanders FC ‘A’ Vs 90s footprint FC
7. Spartan FC/Achanak FC Vs We are Brothers
8. Team Contenders Vs Marturia.

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