HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Nepal Police Club (NPC) will take on Yeedzin FC of Bhutan in a meaningless match of the AFC President’s Cup Group ‘B’ Qualifiers at the National Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Wednesday. Just pride would be at stake for both the side yet to record a win after already bowing out of the tournament with two straight defeats. NPC lost 5-1 to Dordoi Bishkek of Kyrgyzstan on Saturday before losing 1-0 against Phnom Penh Crown FC on Monday. Likewise, the Bhutanese club suffered two humiliating losses -- 8-0 to Phnom Penh and 11-2 to Dordoi. The match against Dordoi and Phnom Penh will decide the group winners.
KATHMANDU: Kisipide Branch of Nepal Budokai-Do Full Contact Association and Kathmandu District Sports Development Committee are jointly organising the first Martyrs Cup and ninth Nationwide Budokai-Do Championships here from Thursday. In all, 182 players — 155 in men and 27 in women’s categories from 19 districts — are participating in the two-day event, informed the Kisipide Branch president Surya Bahadur Maharjan. The tournament features six weight categories in men’s 35kg, 40kg, 45kg, 50kg and Open along with women’s Open weight category.
Moses enter quarters
KATHMANDU: Club Moses and Manohara United entered the quarter-finals of the first Amar singh Cup Seven-a-side Football Tournament here in Mulpani on Tuesday. Moses hammered Young Heart 7-0 with former national team striker Nirajan Rayamajhi scoring a hat-trick. Buddha Lama also struck twice, while Ramesh Dangol and Ranjit Lama netted one each. Likewise, Manohara outplayed Gothatar United 7-3. Krishna Gopal Shrestha and Danim Rai struck three each, while Sajan Bista scored one for Manohara. Sudip Poudel scored two and Purushottam netted one goal for Gothatar. — HNS
‘C’ Division Qualifier
KATHMANDU: Iti Youth Club defeated Taleju Bhawani Samudayik Janasewa Youth Club 2-1 in the Martyrs Memorial Red Bull ‘C’ Division League Qualifiers on Tuesday. Gyani Basnet and Bikky Khadka scored for Iti, while Subin Shrestha replied for Taleju. In another match, Amar Singh Adarsha Youth Club hammered Hasantar Youth Club 9-0. Sanjog KC scored a hat-trick, while Manish Thapa and Kaji Ram Thapa scored two each. Rupesh Bista and Subash Thapa also netted one apiece for the winners. Also, Varsity Youth Club beat Nepali Youth Club 3-0 on goals from Krishna Shrestha, Bamshree Magar and Kumar Khadka.
NSC dissolves NRCA
KATHMANDU: National Sports Council (NSC) on Tuesday formed a new committee of Nepal Rafting and Cannoeing Association (NRCA) under its Man Bahadur Neupane. Binod Prasad Panta, Surya Joshi, Him Raj Poudel, Krishna Bahadur Ghale and Bal Krishna Chaulagain are vice-presidents of the 16-member committee. Kumar Ranabhat, Sudip Gautam and Uttam Baniya are nominated General Secretary, Secretary and Treasurer respectively. Hira Bahadur Khand, Radha Krishna Bista, Saraswoti KC Bhandari, Raju Karki, Chandra Man Lama, raj Kumar Tamang and Krishna Nepali are the members.