Rara Gold Cup: NPC into semi final
POKHARA: Nepal Police Club (NPC) has entered into the semi-finals of the 16th edition of Aaha Rara Gold Cup Football tournament underway in Pokhara.
The NPC made it to the last four by defeating Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) by 3-1 in the quarter final match held at the local Pokhara stadium Tuesday.
The NPC scored all three goals in the second half with the first half ending in a goalless draw. Nir Kumar Rai scored a goal in the 53rd minute and Dinesh Rajbangsi added another in the 56th minute of the match.
Suman Lama scored for the winning team its third goal to take a 3-0 lead against its opponent MMC in the 71st minute.
However, Bishal Rai scored a consolation goal for MMC in the 80th minute.
Suman Lama of NPC was declared ‘man of the match in the tournament.
Nepal Police Club had entered the quarter-final by defeating Jhapa-11 by 1-0 goal while MMC directly qualified to the quarter-finals.
The winner of the Aaha Rara Gold Cup will win Rs 700,000 in cash prize while the first runner up will walk home with Rs 351, 000.
Under the tournament, Three Star Club and Balindhara Club of Bangladesh face each other in the first semi-final being held tomorrow. RSS