Nagaland Sepak takraw players selected to attend training camp in Goa



The Nagaland Olympic Association announced on Friday that four Sepak takraw players, namely Sezovelu Dozo, Rukuvinu Tsukuba, Angsang Konyak and Akumtila, have been selected to participate in the national junior coaching camp in Goa.

Speaking to their official Twitter account, the Nagaland Olympic Association posted the following tweet: “Congratulations Ms. Sezovelu Dozo, Ms. Rukuvinu Tsukuba, Ms. Angsang Konyak and Ms. Akumtila on being selected for the National Junior Coaching Camp at Goa in the discipline #Sepaktakraw. Best wishes to them in all their future endeavors. @WeAreTeamIndia @Neiphiu_Rio @KirenRijiju @IndiaSports. “

Sepak takraw or kick volleyball differs from the similar sport of footvolley in its use of a rattan (woven) ball and only allowing players to use their feet, knees and head to touch the ball.

Sepak takraw is a popular sport in Southeast Asia. With acrobatic kicks similar to football, it is indeed an entertaining sport to watch.

The game takes its name from the countries where the sport is most popular. Sepak is the Malay word for kick and takraw is the Thai word for woven ball.

In today’s modern world, the ball is spherical and made of synthetic fiber.

(Edited by André Kongri)

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