KATHMANDU — All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) on Tuesday honored Raju Tamang, Nepal’s national football team midfielder, with the Best Footballer of the Year for 2072 BS and cash prize of Rs 2.5 million.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli handed cheque over to the player amid a special function in Kathmandu.
The 33-year old, who plays local football from Tribhuvan Army Club, turned into the 6th player to receive the award after his predecessors Hari Khadka, Upendra Man Sing, Rakesh Shrestha, disgraced Sagar Thapa and Ritesh Thapa.
Raju made his debut for the national team against Bangladesh in 2005 SAFF Championship in Pakistan has netted two international goals. Before securing a place in the national squad as midfielder, Raju played in the AFC U-20 Championship in Bangladesh in 2003 and AFC Youth Championship in Malaysia the following year.
In previous years, ANFA had provided apartments to Best Footballers Rakesh Shrestha, Sagar Thapa and Ritesh Thapa.
Former goalkeeper and striker Upendra Man Singh and Hari Khadka were also awarded with a car each.
However, this time around, ANFA awarded cash prize to the title holder.
ANFA also felicited each member of the winning teams of the South Asian Games and Bangabandhu Gold Cup held in India and Bangladesh respectively Rs 1 million each.Follow @gorkhapost
2 injured as bomb goes off at Ward Chair’s house
DAMAK — An unidentified group detonated a bomb at the house of Bhim Poudel, a Ward Chairperson of the Damak Municipality Ward Number 7, last night, injuring two people including a woman.
The injured were hit by shrapnel due to the explosion. The explosion has also caused minor damages to the house which is located some 500 metres to the east of the Area Police Office, Damak.
It was a powerful explosion and it is not known who carried it out, police said.
Those injured in the incident are Semu Rai and Tilochan Pokhrel who had come to visit their relatives at the house next to Poudel’s house.
Both them who have been wounded in the hands and legs are being treated at the Lifeline Hospital in Damak. Rai is a staff at the same hospital.
Police has started an investigation into the case. Meanwhile, the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) has today issued a press release saying those playing main role in evicting the landless squatters in the disputed market area in Damak. It had specifically named Wrad Chair Poudel and Mayor Romnath Oli.
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