HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Kaski and Trungram International Academy (TIA) advanced to the quarter-finals of the second NECOS Open Women’s National Basketball Championship here on Monday. Kaski thrashed Chitwan 30-6 with Soniya Limbu contributing eight points. The victory saw Kaski enter the last eight as Group ‘B’ winners, while Chitwan finished runners-up. Likewise, TIA entered the quarter-finals as Group ‘A’ winners after beating Sunsari 49-46. Upama Pokharel scored 14 for TIA, while Kriti Mittal top scored for Sunsari with 19 points. Despite the loss, Sunsari joined TIA in the last eight as the runners-up of the pool.
Maharjan to leave
KATHMANDU: Bal Gopal Maharjan, former assistant coach of national football team, is on Tuesday leaving for Germany to take part in an advance coaching training, the European Attachment Course scheduled for April 12-20 in Cologne. He will receive theoritical and practical training during the course sponsored by the Asian Football Confederation. Maharjan had completed the AFC Project Future Graduate Coaching Course in 2009. The former Three Star Club and Manang Marshyangdi Club coach will also watch a couple of Bundesliga matches during his stay in Germany.
KATHMANDU: Senior volleyball coach Harihar Shrestha has been nominated as the Chief of the Training and Coaching Department under the National Sports Council. The sports governing body meeting on Friday had decided to promote Shrestha as the chief of the National Institute of Sports (NIS), replacing athletics coach Narayan Yadav.
Del Potro out of top 10