Kathmandu, September 15
Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu is organising the second edition of the Soaltee Celebration Cup Inter-hotel Futsal Tournament at the Kumari Futsal on Thursday.
In all, 10 teams from nine hotels of the Kathmandu valley — including two from Soaltee — are taking part in the one-day tournament sponsored by Prudential Insurance, informed the organisers at a press meet today.
The participating teams were divided into four pools in a draw conducted by ANFA Referee Maya Lama and the top two from all groups will make it to the quarter-finals. Top three teams will receive Rs 200,000, Rs 100,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively along with the trophies, while the highest scorer will earn Rs 10,000.
Park Village, Radisson and Yak and Yeti were drawn in Group A, while Annapurna, Shangri-La and Akama fell in Group B.
Likewise, Soaltee ‘B’ and Dwarika’s are in Group C, whereas Soaltee ‘A’ and Kathmandu Marriot are in Group D. Both teams from Group B and C have already made it to the quarter-finals and the teams will face each other to decide the pool winners.
Executive Assistant Manager of Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Vijayananmaran Shanmugan said the event was the perfect platform for the hospitality sector to get together and have some entertainment.
“We have tried to do little better this time and we are looking forward to a great event,” said Shanmugan.
He also said the invitation was sent to various hotels and they received entry from only nine. “Most of the hotels which did not take part this year have committed for the next edition and we will have more participants in the years to come,” Shanmugan added.
Human Resource Director Sarju Ranjit urged the participants to include only the employees in their teams.
“This is like a friendly event and we do not want any unnecessary problem in the tournament,” said Ranjit.
Ujjwal Dhungana, Deputy General Manager of Prudential Insurance, said his company was ready to be the sponsor of the event for ever if provided with the opportunity.
A version of this article appears in print on September 16, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.