Chulachuli to face Scholar’s Home

Lalitpur, September 18

Chulachuli School of Jhapa beat Bhanubhakta Memorial of Morang 4-3 on penalties to sail into the boys’ category final of the Coca-Cola Inter-school National Football Tournament here at the ANFA Complex grounds on Sunday.

Anup Rai of Bhanubhakta scored an own goal in the sixth minute of the match that put Chulachuli ahead before Bibek Thapa of Bhanubhakta levelled the scores in 35th minute.

The match went to the penalty shoot out after both the teams failed to break the 1-1 deadlock in the regulation period of 70 minutes. Chulachuli will face Scholar’s Home of Rupandehi in the championship match. Scholar’s Home had beaten Shree Halchowk HS School of Kathmandu in the first semi-final match on Saturday.

In girls’ category, Durga HS School of Rautahat defeated Ideal HS School of Kathmandu 3-1 to enter the semi-finals.

Ideal School, however, booked a place in the last four as the best runners-up team from the three groups that included three teams each. Ideal School will now play against Chulachuli School for a place in the championship.

The other last four encounter pits Bal Kalyan HS School of Morang and Nepal Rastriya HS School of Kathmandu.