ANFA acting president Shrestha passes away

LALITPUR: Acting president o All Nepal Football Association Lalit Krishna Shrestha passed away Friday night. Shrestha, 49, got electric shock at his new house in Bhaisepati. He was rushed to Alka Hospital in Jawalakhel but was pronounced dead on arrival. Shrestha was also the President of Three Star Club for which he played for in ‘A’ Division League during his career. His body will be kept at the club in Mangalbazaar from 8-10am on Saturday and will be taken to ANFA Complex. He will be cremated at Pashupati Aryaghat on Saturday. He is survived by a wife and two children.

Taarabt leaves QPR

LONDON: Adel Taarabt left relegated Queens Park Rangers on Friday and signed for Portuguese champions Benfica after the midfielder's contract was terminated by mutual consent. Taarabt, who joined QPR from Tottenham Hotspur in 2009, initially on loan, and scored 34 goals in 164 appearances, featured just eight times last season as the west London club were relegated from the Premier League. Taarabt was criticised by then-QPR boss Harry Redknapp in October for being "about three stone overweight" but he featured five times after Chris Ramsey was appointed in February.