Kokrajhar to host 8th Bodousa Cup in lower Assam
From Our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, June 6: The Kokrajhar District Sports Association (KDSA)
has been chosen by the Bodousa Sports Club as one of the four zones to
host 8th Bodousa soccer cup, 2016 to be held from June 26. The lower
Assam teams would be covered by Kokrajhar. The other three venues
are–Tinsukia, Jorhat and Guwahati.
Talking to reporters at KDSA play ground on Sunday, the president of
the Bodousa Sports Club, Arunjyoti Moran said the club has been
organizing the annual cup since the last eight years especially in upper
Assam but this time the venue has been increased to four covering
maximum parts to boost the soccer activities in the state. He said the
Bodousa cup which has been organizing the cup every year in the me of
Moran king Bodousa, will start from June 26 and will end on July 10. He
also said both the opening and closing ceremony would be held in
Tinsukia and there would be eight matches in Kokrajhar and four each in
Guwahati and Jorhat. He also said as many as 18 teams including from
Aruchal Pradesh, Sikkim, Meghalaya, West Bengal and Mizoram will take
part in the cup.
Moran said the Moran people have close affinity with the Bodos and
still they want to keep alive of the age old racial unity. He said the
champion team would be given cash Rs. 1 lakh while the runners up Rs.
50,000 besides trophies. Expecting help from the BTC Sports department
and KDSA, Moran said there would also be a multi lingual souvenir which
would be published in six languages including Bodo.
BTC EM of Sports and Youth Welfare, Doneswar Goyary said the
Kokrajhar was ready to organize the soccer cup at KDSA. He said it was
an opportunity to have opportunity to organize the Bodousa cup as it
would be a privilege for the soccer lover and talents to get new
experience as there are huge potential for football in BTC area. He also
assured that the council will extend possible help for organizing the