Nepal Police Club into semi-final

Pokhara, Jan 31, 2018

Nepal Police Club 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 quarterfinal 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.


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