Rastriya Jagriti Club enter semis

ITAHARI: Ananta Thapa struck a hat-trick as the hosts Rastriya Jagriti Club drubbed Himal Shree Club of Kalimpong 5-0 in the last quarter-final match of the Itahari Gold Cup Football Tournament. Thapa gave his team the lead in the 27th minute before adding another in the 63rd minute. Four minute later, Suvam Shrestha made it 3-0 and Jumanu Rai added the fourth in the 69th minute. Thapa completed his hat-trick in the 83rd minute. African United will take on Manang Marsyangdi Club in the semi-final on Wednesday. — HNS

Tribhuvan Army Club beat MMC

LALITPUR: Tribhuvan Army Club registered a 3-2 win over Carlsberg Manang Marsyangdi Club (MMC) in the inaugural match of the third Nepal Bank ‘A’ Division Junior (Under-14) League Football here at the ANFA Complex on Tuesday. Bikram Shrestha struck twice and Bikash Kunwar added the other goals for Tribhuvan Army Club while Dinesh Karki and Dipen Koirala replied for MMC. Earlier, Chairman of Nepal Bank Limited Bharat Bahadur Karki inaugurated the tournament. Machhindra Energizer Club will meet Nabil Three Star Club and Sony RCT will play against Samsung Jawalakhel Youth Club on Wednesday. — HNS

Bohara leaves for Paris

KATHMANDU: Akkal Bahadur Bohara of Armed Police Force on Tuesday left for Paris to participate in the Paris Marathon slated for April 15. Likewise, four Nepali boxers left for Bangkok to compete in the Kings Cup International Boxing Championship. The championship is scheduled for April 4-10. Also, a six-member Judo team left for Dehradun, India to take part in the Referee and Coach Seminar to be held from April 6-9. Member secretary of the National Sports Council and general secretary of Nepal Olympic Committee Jeevan Ram Shrestha bade farewell to all the teams. — HNS

‘Game On’ project

KATHMANDU: In a bid to develop sports within the poor and needy students of remote Nepali villages, a private non-profit organisation was recently formed under the name of Game On! Youth Sports Nepal. The objective of the project is to provide education, scholarship and awareness on infective health diseases which could ultimately help develop their personality, self confidence through the sports, said president of the project Ram Bahadur Sing Thakuri. The project has already provided sports equipment to three schools of Doramba. — HNS

Rey distributes bicycles to jurnos

KATHMANDU: Former World and US Trail Bike champion Hans Rey, who is currently on his personal visit to Nepal, gave away bicycles to the two members of Nepal Sports Journalists Forum — Bharat Bamjam and Pratima Baskota — here on Tuesday. German-born Swiss national Rey has been distributing cycles to the needy people of remote areas under the banner of Wheel4Life, a non-profit charity organisation. He donated 15 bicycles to the locals of Beni and Pokhara and 10 to the staff of National Kidney Medication Centre. — HNS

Free health clinic on April 5-6

KATHMANDU: Sports Medicine and Research Centre, which runs under the National Sports Council, is conducting a free health camp here at Tripureswor from April 5-6. The centre will continue providing its services even after the completion of the camp. The service at the centre are open to all, but the players, NSC employees and their family members will get special discount, the NSC said in a release on Tuesday. — HNS