A platform to strengthen sports talent: CDFA’s invitational inter-ward and village Futsal tournament to begin tomorrow

Chümoukedima: (From left)Sunup Ao, Co- Convenor, Sedevikho Angami, Convenor and Visako Rino, Event Manager addressing the press conference on December 6.

BY | Thursday, 7 December, 2023

The Chümoukedima District Football Association(CDFA), on Wednesday announced its upcoming invitational inter-ward and village Futsal tournament and winter carnival 2023 from December 8 to 13.

Addressing a press conference at Dimapur Restaurant, Chümoukedima, the organizing committee informed that the event will be held under the theme ‘One Chümoukedima’, at the J. J Arena Ward-8, Chümoukedima.

“Our intention of holding this tournament is to give a platform for the young and upcoming players in our locality as well as to raise funds keeping in mind the for upcoming tournaments and events such as the Nagaland Olympics and Dr. T. Ao district trophy,” said Sedevikho Angami, Convenor, Organizing Committee. Altogether, 16 teams from 11 wards under Chümoukedima Town and neighbouring villages including Chekiye, Diphupar, Sovima, Tenyiphe & Medziphema will be participating in the Tournament.

The tournament is also aimed at fostering and building relationships cutting across different communities residing in Chümoukedima town and instilling a sense of Oneness: to transform Chümoukedima into an entity embracing all communities, added the organisers.

The co-event Winter Carnival is a fundraiser event to enable well wishers and patrons and the public to converge and contribute through it, towards the CDFA’s upcoming activities including participation in the Nagaland Olympics Association and Dr. T. Ao Inter District Trophy to be held in 2024. The Winter Carnival, a family event, will present live music, foodcourt, kids park, games etc. The entry fee is slated at Rs. 50, while there will be free entry kids.

Co-convenor Sunup Ao highlighted on details of the sponsorships and awards for the tournament. The champions will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs.30,000 sponsored by Kevi’s Real Estate. The runner up will receive a cash prize of Rs. 20,000 sponsored by Er. Ichirang Zeliang, Executive Engineer, PHED. The fair play award will be sponsored by PG International, Jalandhar while the player of the tournament award will be sponsored by Kaizen, Jalandhar. Further, the best Goal Keeper Award will sponsored by G-sports, Nagaland. Abei Rüpreo, Treasurer, Nagaland Cricket Association will be the tournament patron while the match patrons are Obed Quinker, Chairman, Nagaland Beekeeping and Honey Mission (NBHM), Dr. Kuzonyi Wedeo, ADC Chümoukedima, CTC, Mego Kruse, PPS to Minister of Horticulture and WRD, President, Altatura society, and Pelevito Kuotsu, PA to Advisor Zhaleo Rio. The media partner for the tournament is Nagaland Tribune while the event partner is Dimapur Restaurant

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Visako Rino, Event Manager stated that another special feature of the CDFA’S event will be the buffet & Musical night which will feature talented Artists such as Koko Savino, Vitsono Sothu, Vilikali Swu, Depe-ü Khape, Tiaren Lusang, Mamang Kholhou, Ardo Pfükha, and Boi (Yankee Boys). African Amakishiu will host the musical night while Thejavizo Nakhro, RO Chümoukedima and Seyiekhrietuo Solo, EAC, Seithekema will be the Special Guests. According to Angami, the musical night has been organised for all the donors, well-wishers, and supporters to raise funds for CDFA’s participation in upcoming sports events. The Musical Night will be held at J. J Arena from 5 pm, said Rino.

According to the CDFA, the Tournament will specifically target the wards and villages within the locality of Chümoukedima town and its periphery by providing a competitive and standardized field, which will enhance the level of performance and help in identifying local football talents from the area.

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