HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Nepal Police Club (NPC) take on local side Phnom Penh Crown FC in their second match of the AFC President’s Cup Group ‘B’ Qualifier match at the National Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Monday. After losing their opening tie 5-1 against Dordoi Bishkek of Kyrgyzstan, it is a must-win match for the National League champions if they are to keep hopes of progressing to the finals alive. The local side will go into the match after an 8-0 hammering of Yeedzin FC of Bhutan. If NPC compromise with less than a victory then the road to the finals will be tough for them. Top two teams qualify for the finals.
KATHMANDU: Bijeshwori Gyan Mandir lifted the Kathmandu
District President’s Running Shield for the third consecutive time
here on Sunday. Bijeshwori – who ruled the athletics events – ended up first with 71 points winning 10 gold and seven silver medals. New Diamond Academy and Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) School finished joint second with 28 points each. Meanwhile, New Diamond defeated Angel’s Heart 25-23, 25-17 to win the girls’ volleyball title, while Newton eased past Deep jyoti 25-19, 25-17 to win the boys’ gold.
KATHMANDU: Prashant Thapa won the Inter-school Chess Tournament here on Sunday. Prashant was tied on six points with Bijaya Dangol and Bibek Shrestha but got better off his two opponents on better progressive points. Prashant had 25.5 progressive points, while Bijay Dangol (24) and Bibek (23.5) finished second and third respectively. The Nepal Chess Association president Rajesh Hari Joshi gave away the prizes to the winners.