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Awang Konyak, Imlimerenla Jamir win Nagaland Virtual Football Skill Competition

Skill Competition

Kohima, August 15: Awang Konyak and Imlimerenla Jamir were declared winners of Nagaland Virtual Football Skill Competition for boys & girls category respectively. The competition was organised by the Department of Youth Resources and Sports.

The results of the competition decided by a jury of board basing on the techniques, execution, skills, accuracy, tricks and creativity, were announced on Sunday afternoon.
This was initiated to celebrate the 75th Year of India’s Independence (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav).
In girls’ category, 17-year-old Imlimerenla Jamir from Mokokchung district took the title while second position was bagged by 22-year-old B Watijungla from Mokokchung district followed by 17-year-old Neke Konyak from Mon district.
For boys’ category, 17-year-old Awang Konyak from Mon district was the winner, followed by 18-year-old Thungcheva Lotha from Dimapur district as runner-up and 19-year-old Aching Anns from Mon district as the second runner-up.
The winners of both categories will receive Rs 10,000, while the runners-up will get Rs 7,000, and Rs 5000 for third position.
The youngest participant was 6-year-old Renchan Odyuo from Bhandari Town, Wokha district and will receive a cash award of Rs 1000. The Viewer’s Choice Award with Rs 1000 was given to Thungcheva Lotha.
Akumla Chuba, Director of Youth Resources and Sports, said 21 participants took part in the competition, including five girls from different parts of Nagaland.
Over the past year, she said the Department had conducted physical tournaments and talent hunts to identify young talents who can be given further training in the academy.

However, due to the pandemic, the Department was unable to conduct such activities. In this regard, she said the Department has come up with the idea of launching this Virtual Football Skill Competition with a message to all the young aspiring footballers not to give up hope, but to keep on practicing till the situation improves and the department resumes its activities.
(Page News Service)