Jhapa XI stormed into the Aaha-Rara Gold Cup quarterfinals with a 4-0 drubbing of Lumbini FC at the Pokhara Stadium on Thursday.
It was a colossal setback for the high-flying Lumbini FC, who came in the competition after their shocking 1-0 triumph over household goliaths Nepal Police Club in the Red Bull National League in Kathmandu.
Karna Limbu, Bishal Rai An and Yogesh Gurung scored a goal each for Jhapa, while an own goal added to Lumbini’s woe.
After a goalless draw in the first half, the game came into life when Limbu put Jhapa ahead in the 50th minute. Limbu caught up buddy Rai’s shot that bounced back off the Lumbini overseer Dillip Chhetry to tap in for the goal.
Rai multiplied the lead in the 66th minute, hammering home from close after Karna Limbu conveyed an impeccable ball from corner.
Jhapa coach Bhagirath Ale said his team was alert against the side who came into the tournament with a huge upset win over NPC.
“Overconfidence let the group down,” said Lumbini coachYam Prasad Gurung. “Our players took Jhapa softly on the once again of their late win over NPC and draw over Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) in the National League” conceded the Lumbini coach.
MMC will take on visiting Kanchanjunga Football Club of India on Friday.Follow @gorkhapost
Three arrested with tiger hides
KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.
The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.
All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.Follow @gorkhapost