Taplejung advance to final

Panchthar, January 6

Defending champions Karna Singh Sonam Memorial Club of Taplejung edged past Eleven Arrows Football Club of Sunsari 1-0 to enter the final of the eighth Tuborg Falgunanda Gold Cup Football Tournament in Phidim today.

Peter Segun scored the solitary goal of the match. Segun found the back of the nets in the 29th minute for the Taplejung-based team who will face Birta United FC of Jhapa in Sunday’s final match. Birta United had defeated Phidim Sporting Club 6-0 in the first semi-final match on Thursday.

A total of 10 teams from Nepal, India and Bhutan are taking part in the competition organised by Phidim Sporting Club in memory of national hero Falgunand Lingden.

The winners and runners-up of the tournament will get Rs 250,000 and Rs 150,000 respectively.