Phüsachodü, February 3: Three times football defending champions Khulazu Basa got on a perfect start by registering the first win against Chesezu team on the second day of the ongoing 50th golden jubilee of Chokri Area Games and Sports Association (CAGSA) here at Phüsachodü village under Phek district on Wednesday.
Playing in group A league matches, defending champs Khulazu Basa started their campaign in style defeating Chesezu by 2-0 in the first match of the day.
Despite ball possession by Chesezu team, they failed to break the deadlocked against the defending champions with lackluster finishing. K Basa on counter attack managed to pass through the high defensive lines resulting two goals in the first half through Zhoposa and Kuzoto goal which was enough to secure the victory for K Basa team.
Chesezu team would rue thier lack of finishing from their strikers as they were outplayed in the game. With a game in hand, Chesezu will have to break through to go through the next round. While defending champions edged closer to the next round of the tournament.
In a closely encountered match, Kikruma beat North Kikruma by a solitary goal. The goal came through the boots of Punuyo Puro in first which which proved decisive for the team.
With four teams qualifying in Group A out of 6, Thenyizu, Kikruma and K Basa have three points each, however Thipuzu, North Kikruma, Chesezu are yet to win a match with a game in hand to decide the fate of the next round.
In Group B matches, host team Phüsachodü outclassed Khulazu Bawe by 3-0 in the encounter. Dzüthotsoyi Medeo struck twice in the first quarter and Vevochuyi Puyo-o added the third goal in the second half to finished the game for Phüsachodü team.
Chetheba and Rukizu match ended in a stalemate. Both teams scored a goal each in the first half but failed to finished the game with both team sharing a point each.
Host host village Phüsachodü leads the group B tally with three points, Chetheba and Rikizu with one point each, while Chikri Nasa are yet to play their match.
For women’s volleyball, Chetheba and North Kikruma have booked their semifinals berth winning two respectively matches. The fate of the other two teams will be decided with Phüsachodü playing against K Bawe on Thursday.
For men’s basketball match, Thenyizu defeated Khulazu Bawe by 72-45 points to enter the semis for Group A. While Rukizu beat Khulazu Basa by 53-26 points. Khulazu Basa will play against Kikruma on Thursday and the winner will play against Rukizu in the quarterfinal rounds.
In Group B, Chetheba outsmart Chesezu by 69-40 points to enter quarterfinal round. They will play against North Kikruma in the next round. While Thipuzu overcame host village Phüsachodü by 36-33 points to enter the semifinal round.
For women basketball match, Thipuzu beat Kikruma by 19-16 points to go through the semis in Group A, while thr other matches are yet to be played.
In athletic event, for men 5000 m country race, Cuvoto Medeo finished the track in 15 minute 5 second to get his second gold medal, Necukho Rhakho of Thipuzu in second place. Thejopa Vero, Rolio Mura-o in third and fourth position respectively.
For women 3000 m country race, Mery Chuzho of Thipuzu took the first place finishing at 10 minutes 42 seconds, followed by Vesusalu Vero (Phüsachodü), Kuthonulu Tetseo (Rukizu) and Mhasetalu Medeo (K.Bawe) in second, third and fourth position respectively.
Thipuzu continued to lead the medal tally on the second day with 17 medals (7 gold, 7 silver, 3 bronze), followed by host village Phüsachodü with 18 medals (5 gold, 6 silver, 7 bronze) and Rikizu in third with 6 medals (3 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze), this was stated in an update from CAGSA media team.
On Wednesday, first football match for men will be played between Chikri NASA and Phüsachodü at 7:30 am. While the first basketball (men) match will be against K Basa and Kikruma. For volleyball (women) Phüsachodü will take on K Bawe. (Page News Service)