Guwahati: North East Futsal League (NEFL) kicked-off on Sunday at the KNC Bordoloi Indoor Stadium, Sarusajai Sports Complex in Guwahati, Assam. It is India's first-ever major mixed-gender futsal league, which will feature six teams in total, will be played over a period of seven days till August 31.
In the inaugural match between Assam Titans and Nagaland Super 5, Assam Titans beat Nagaland super five 5-1. Nagaland made a good start by scoring the 1st goal by their captain Nyithong Magh in less than three minutes from a direct free kick but Assam Titans made a great comeback by scoring two goals coming from Aklanta Basu and Carlos Antonio by half time. In the 2nd half, Manoj Chetry of Assam scored a hattrick and took Assam to a comprehensive win. All the matches will be streamed online.
Before the state of the match Naga rock band Alobo Naga from Nagaland and Equilibrium from Goa dazzled with their performance in the opening ceremony. Record-holder swimmer Elvis Ali Hazarika who recently crossed Catalina Channel, mountaineer Manish Deka who climbed Mt Everest and noted former India international Debashis Roy were present in the opening ceremony.
On day two on Monday Arunachal Highlander will face Meghalaya Thunders at 4 PM while Apunba Manipur will play against the Mizo Falcons from 5 PM.