ILAM, May 1: Ruslan Three Star Club has lifted the fourth International Invitational Tuborg Mai Valley Gold Cup football competition with a thin 1-0 prevail upon Laxmi Hyundai Manang Marshyangdi Club in the last on Monday.
The match was pushed into additional time and an extra 15 minutes were included. Sunil Bal scored for Three Star changing over a go after national group striker Bimal Gharti Magar spilled delightfully close to the risk box to give Three Star the win.
With the win, Three Star brought home Rs 666,000, while the sprinter up Manang was remunerated with Rs 400,000. Three Star has been effective to wind up the primary group to win a trophy this season. Three Star had likewise beaten Manang five times last season. In the interim, Manang’s Heman Gurung was named the man-of-the-coordinate in the last.
Both the groups got a lot of good opportunities to score in the match. Manang’s Gurung got a decent possibility close to the post, yet his shot was out of the casing of the goal, while skipper Biraj Maharjan, Sujal Shrestha and African player Victor missed great chances to score.
Three Star’s Martin couldn’t change over a possibility after a go from Magar, while Manang attendant Bishal Shrestha spared an underlying shot from Deepak Rai and the follow up was missed by Rai once more. Magar’s shot from close to the case was splendidly spared by guardian Shrestha, while Bal and Magar missed critical possibilities as it was over the edge of the goal.
Manang captain Maharjan was named the man-of-the-arrangement and was remunerated with a bike. Three Star’s Alan Neupane, African player Peter, Bal, Martin and Megh Raj KC won the best goalkeeper, the best protector, the best midfielder, the best forward and the best mentor grants separately. Similarly, Nabin lama, Rejin Subba, Manish Thapa and Yuvraj Khadka turned into the joint best scorers of the competition with two goals each, while Mai Valley’s Darshan Gurung was proclaimed the developing player of the competition.
The best players and the best mentor were prized with Rs 15,000 each, while all the best goal scorers packed away Rs 25,000 each.
The competition, which was started from April 19, likewise gave Rs 10,000 to all the man-of-the-coordinate honor victors.
An aggregate of 12 groups from Nepal, India and Bangladesh including some A-Division outfits partook in the competition. Three departmental groups Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police Club alongside the host Mai Valley, Kaski XI, CMG Sankata Club, Manang, Three Star, Jhapa XI, India’s Durgapur Steel Club, United Sikkim Club and Bangladesh’s Kawran Pragati Sangh taken an interest in the competition.
The departmental group Tribhuvan Army Club had won the primary release, while Jhapa XI had lifted the second and the third versions of the competition.