Stage set for 52nd ASA Wrestling Meet in Kohima

Our Correspondent
Kohima | March 15

The stage is all set for 52nd Angami Sports Association (ASA) wrestling meet 2024 on March 16 at Khuochiezie (Kohima Local Ground).

60 top wrestlers from Angami community are gearing up for the prestigious title, with defending champion Kezhaseluo-o Pienyü prepared to face a formidable array of challengers.

Representing the four ranges, reigning champions include Kezhaseluo-o Pineyü from Northern Angami Sports Association (NASA), Atuo Tevo from Southern Angami Sports Association (SASA), Seyiejalie Gwirie from Western Angami Youth Organization (WAYO) and Keneisetuo Kire from Chakhroma Youth Organisation (CYO). 

The meet will kick start with WAYO wrestlers facing SASA wrestlers and NASA wrestlers against CYO in the first round. Subsequently, SASA wrestlers will grapple with CYO wrestlers while WAYO wrestlers will face NASA in the second round. In the third round, NASA wrestlers will face SASA, while CYO will wrestle with WAYO.

Around 16,000 wrestling enthusiasts are anticipated to converge, creating an atmosphere charged with excitement and energy. The ground management, entrusted to the Angami Catholic Union and led by organising committee convenor Neiba Bernard Pienyü, has meticulously prepared to host the mega wrestling event, ensuring its success.

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio will grace the meet as the chief guest and MLA Dr Tseilhoutuo Rhütso as the guest of honour.

Entry ticket for this wrestling event is as follows: Rs 2000 for donors, Rs 500 for balcony and Chair A categories, Chair B – Rs 200 and Chair C- Rs 100. Meanwhile, ASA asked the players to be seated at the venue by 8:30 am.