Kohima, October 17: The host team Chetheba Town Youth Organization (CTYO) emerged as the champions of the first open volleyball tournament for Phek district held at Chetheba Town local ground on Thrusday evening.
The home team of Chetheba Youth team proved to be strong as they defeated Runguzu Nasa Village by 25-14, 25-23 in the final match to take the title.
Earlier CTYO team beat Mavericks Star Club Chozuba in the semi finals, while Runguzu Nasa Village defeated Khasuho team Thenyizu in the first semi-final.
The champions i.e. CTYO received a cash prize of Rs 20,000 sponsored by Sekho Thisa, while the runner-up Runguzu Nasa Village receive Rs 10,000 sponsored by Theyeswuyi DSP 5th NAP Chetheba.
Thejongoi Phesao from Runguzu Nasa Village was adjusted as the best setter, while Thejota Nakhro from CTYO bag best spiker for the individual award
Vetazo Tetseo, president Chokri Area Youth Sports Association (CAYSA) who earlier graced the occasion as the special guest appreciated the effort of the CTYO for organising such a tournament and further emphasised on the participants to take up sports as a profession depending on their interest. He also reminded that the players should have a target and worked hard to reach that target if they were to succeed in their life. While advised the players to expert in one field instead of opting for many.
He also suggested that education and sports should go hand in hand and shouldn’t hinder the sporting activities or academic carrier to excel in their career.
Vesuta Medeo, CTYO president in his welcome address said the tournament was organised to make the players physically and mentally prepared for the upcoming area sports meet and Phek District Sports Association meet. While also hoped that the tournament will also bring more unity among the Phek district by coming together in one platform.
Altogether a total of 15 teams under Phek district participated in the championship.
(Page News Service)