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Aphuyemi FC lifts 2nd Nagaland State Futsal c’ship

2nd Nagaland State Futsal c’ship

Kohima, October 9: Aphuyemi Football Club, Zunheboto today lifted the 2nd Nagaland State Futsal championship organized by Nagaland Football Associaiton (NFA) and hosted by Kohima District Football Association at Reiphinyü Badze Vürie, Kohima.
Playing the final match, Aphuyemi FC Zunheboto overcame Proper-V FC Mon by 10-6.
Toka Achumi scored five goals for Aphuyemi FC.
A second half saw Mon improving their goal scoring line but Aphuyemi FC with a huge goal margin controlled the game. It was a celebration and jubilation moment for the visiting fans of Zunheboto who came in huge number to support their team.
They went back home with the title as Aphuyemi FC showed their superiority and winning mentality. Aphuyemi FC were unbeatable in the tournament winning all the five matches to prove their worth as the champions.
Gracing the closing ceremony as guest of honour, Nagaland Olympic Association (NOA) secretary general, Abu Metha said Nagas need to develop their own style of game and improve it to be able to compete with players from other parts of the world.
Highlighting the versatility of football, he said the game could be designed to match the physique and mental capabilities of players all across the globe depending on their unique features.
Observing how newer football styles like Tiki-taka or Tiqui-taca (‘tiki’taka), a style of play in Spain’s football characterised by short passing and movement, working the ball through various channels, and maintaining possession, Metha said Nagas could also develop similar styles portable to the Nagas.
In that regard he urged football experts in the State to put their minds together and bring out a practical style suitable for the Naga players.
He assured full support from the government and also the Nagaland Olympic Association to develop football in the State with the help and support of concerned associations like Nagaland Football Association.
Aphuyemi FC received Rs 1 lakh along with citations and runner’s up Proper-V FC received Rs 50,000. The losing semi finalists were Vanguard FC Tseminyu and Nimok Power FC Phek.
The champions Aphuyemi FC will now represent Nagaland in the upcoming National Futsal championship which will be held in November.
(Page News Service)