Kohima, Dec. 6 (EMN): With the primary objective to encourage and promote football among the youth, Nagaland Football Coaches’ Association (NFCA) is organising a football coaching license course namely the AIFF ‘D’ level certificate course from December 16-21 in Dimapur.
This was informed by Roko Angami, NFCA president, at the 56th annual games and sports meet 2018 of the Kikrüma Youth Organisation (KYO) at St. Peter’s School, Kikrüma, on December 6. He informed that the ‘D’ level certificate is followed by ‘C,’ ‘B,’ and ‘A,’ to be a professional coach. He added that NCFA was interested to support youth in the field of sports, particularly football. Towards this, he encouraged interested people come and attend the coaching license course.
Encouraging the youth, Angami said, through participation in games and sports, one can build comradeship, learn to be patient, discipline and have self-control of oneself.
To be a true sportsmanship, he maintained that one must learn to be patient. In this regards, he pointed out that Nagas tends to be short-tempered and also lack discipline and competitive challenge that was required of a sportsman.
Narrating his life experience and journey as a footballer, who represented India at Israel, Angami stressed that hard work and self control would go a long way in becoming a true sportsman. Most of all, he said that one should place God before anything else to be successful in life.
The eight-day sports meet organised by the Kikrüma Youth Organisation (KYO) comprises of football, volleyball and basketball for men and women, track events viz. dash, sprint, race and country race and field events of high jump, broad jump, shot put, discus throw, javeline throw and triple jump.
Seven khels from Kikrüma village are participating in the sports meet. The football champion would walk away with running trophy and cash prizes of INR 50,000 and INR 30,000 and INR 21,000 for 1st and 2nd runners up. Cash prizes would also be given away for participants in all the disciplines.
Thipusoyi Tünyi, village council chairman, North Kikrüma would grace the closing ceremony as the guest of honour on December 13.