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Three Star Club clinches Birat Gold Cup title

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BIRATNAGAR — Ruslan Three Star Club has clinched the fifth Birat Gold Cup title defeating the departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club 3-0 in the final match played at the Shahid Stadiumon Monday.

Both the teams got several good chances in the match among which the first fell to Three Star. A goal from Ananta Tamang when he headed the ball into the net from a Sunil Bal corner in the 56th minute helped important lead to the Three Star.

Bimal Gharti Magar scored a brace in the final 15 minutes of the match. Magar first scored from the spot kick in the 76th minute giving Three Star a 2-0 lead. He then second in the 89th minute helping Three Star make 3-0 to lift the title.

Army got a chance after two minutes, but a poor free kick from George Prince Karki could not prove fruitful.Just a minute after that, Karki got another free kick but that went fruitless. Army got another chance in the 35th minute, but Tanka Basnet could not utilize it again.

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Three Star, with this title win, has clinched its fifth title this season as earlier, they won the Itahari Gold Cup, the Budha Subba Gold Cup, the Tilotama Gold Cup and the Madan Bhandari Gold Cup.

Three Star took home Rs 1.27 million with the win, while the runner-up Army was prized with Rs 551,000.

Three Star’s Tamang was named the most valuable player of the tournament and was rewarded with a motorbike.

Likewise, Three Star’s Alan Neupane was declared the best goalkeeper while Army’s Bimal Pandey the best defende. Three Star’s Bal the best midfielder, Three Star’s Megh Raj KC the best coach of the tournament and Army’s Bharat Khawas the best forward. They all got Rs 25,000 each.

Nepal Police Club received the fair play award.

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SAFF Championship : Nepal crash out after 3-0 defeat against Maldives

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KATHMANDU — Maldives has defeated Nepal 3-0 and entered final of the SAFF Championship held at Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday.

Maldivian defender Akram Abdul Ghanee scored the first goal against Nepal at the ninth minute utilizing a free-kick allotted for Maldives for the foul committed my Bimal Gharti Magar.

With this win, Maldives have booked their place in the final of the championship for the fifth time.

The game was briefly stopped after 27 minutes on the clock due to thunderstorm. Upon resumption of the game, Nepal boasted a huge possession with the ball but lacked the finishing touch in front of opposition goal.

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Maldives doubled the score with Ibrahim Waheed Hassan’s scored second goal at the 84th minute by shooting the ball from the center of the box.

Then Waheed Hassan scored the third goal against Nepal at the 87th minute capitalizing on the pass given by Abdulla Asadhulla.

The next edition of the SAFF Championship would be held in Pakistan.

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