Phüsachodü, February 5: Three times defending champions Khulazu Basa registered a 1-0 win over Kikruma in men’s football to enter the quarterfinals on the fifth day of the ongoing 50th golden jubilee of Chokri Area Games and Sports Association (CAGSA) at Phüsachodü village under Phek district on Friday.
Playing a Group A match, K Basa got off to a flying start when Lutuzo scored the first goal in the 10th minute. Kikruma tried to regain their momentum in the second half but were undone by their strikers finishing.
The win puts K Basa on top of the Group A table with six points. Despite the defeat, Kikruma will qualify for the next round with a win and a loss.
Meanwhile Thipuzu came from a goal down to overcome North Kikruma 2-1 in another thrilling encounter. Verhakho Tunyi scored a penalty in the 12th minute for North Kikruma. However, in the second half Cuzota Chuzho and Sevozo Rhakho scored a goal each to secure victory for Thipuzu team.
The match between Thenyizu and Chesezu ended in a tame draw, with both team failing to score.
In the quarterfinal match, K Basa will play against Thipuzu, while Thenyizu will clash against Kikruma to decide the outcome of the top two teams in Group A.
In Group B matches, Rukizu team beat Chikri Nasa 3-0. Vekro Tetseo, Zhokho Thingo, Vetsuzo scored a goal each in the second half for Rikuzu team. The defeat for Chikri Nasa ended their run in men’s football.
A brace from Merito Nyekha helped Chetheba team win over K Bawe 2-0 in another Group B encounter. Nyekha scored in the 40th minute and 54th minute for Chetheba team.
In the quarterfinal round, host village Phüsachodü will play against Chetheba and Rukizu will take on K Bawe.
In men’s volleyball, Chetheba won the first match of the day to progress through the semifinal round. They outclassed Chikri Nasa by 25-15, 25-6. Phüsachodü team got better of Rukizu 25-21, 25-15 to progress to the next round. Chetheba will now play against host team Phüsachodü in the semifinal round for Group B.
In Group A, Khulazu Bawe defeated Kikruma 25-21, 25-13 to register successive wins. They will now play Thenyizu in the second semifinal match.
In women’s volleyball semifinal matches, Phüsachodü will play against North Kikruma and Chesezu will take on Chetheba.
In women’s basketball, Rikuzu won against Chesezu but lost their second match to Chetheba ending their run in the basketball. With the win, Chetheba will play the semifinal round against Phüsachodü team.
Thenyizu won against K Basa by 11-6 to progress through to the next round. They will play against Kikruma in the semis.
In men’s basketball semifinals, Chetheba will take on Thipuzu and Thenyizu will play Rikizu.
(Page News Service)