18th Kangpokpi Inter Ward Tournament kicks off
KANGPOKPI, Jan 13: The eighteenth edition of Kangpokpi Inter Ward Tournament, 2022 kicked off today at Brigadier M Thomas ground, Kangpokpi strongly emphasizing the essence of unity, peace, and tranquility within the town and its vicinity.
Kangpokpi Inter Ward Tournament is the biggest and most prestigious sports festival of Kangpokpi town organized annually by Kangpokpi Youth Union in the beginning month of the New Year where all the eighteen Wards/Veng participated in the event.
The main category of the annual sports event is football and volleyball. In football, there are main, veteran and under-15 while in volleyball there are men's and women's volleyball. One team from every eighteen wards is mandatory to participate in the main football and both men's and women's volleyball while veteran and under-15 football is not made mandatory.
The inaugural match between defending champion Vengthah and Ahsijolneng Veng ended in a draw while the second match played between Ngambom veng and Enjakhup veng ended in a 4-0 win for the former.
The opening ceremony was attended by James Doujapao Haokip, MCS, Chief Executive Officer, Sadar Hills Autonomous District Council Kangpokpi as Chief Guest while L. Kipgen, social worker, and Angam Leivon, Chairman Kangpokpi Town Committee attended as Guest of Honour and Functional President respectively.
Tomorrow in man football, Jonlhing Veng will play Lamdil Veng in the first match at 11:00 am while Dr GG Crozier Veng and Ahsijolneng Veng will play in the second match at 1:00 pm.