Local briefs

Pokhara clinch title

KATHMANDU: Bijay Gurung scored the winner sixth minute into the extra time as Pokhara-XI beat Himalayan Sherpa Club 2-1 in the final of the Inter-zonal Football Tournament in Gorkha on Wednesday. Anil Ojha scored for Pokhara in the 49th and Lok Bandhu Gurung equalised in the 57th minute. Lok Bandhu won the best player and highest goal scorer awards while Pokhara’s Sagar Gurung was declared the best goalkeeper. Top two winners received Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000 respectively. — HNS

Tri Chandra clean sweep

KATHMANDU: Hosts Tri Chandra Multiple College won all five events to clean sweep the second Valleywide Inter-college Badminton Tournament on Wednesday. Manjesh Bam Malla won the men’s singles and Rachana Rijal the women’s singles title. Majesh and Anirudra Giri combined to win the men’s doubles title while Rachana and Bandana Sanjel won the women’s doubles championship. Anirudra and Rachindra took home the mixed doubles trophy. In all, 12 colleges took part in the event. — HNS