Shahid Smriti Cup
KATHMANDU: The Majdur Shahid Smriti Club are organising the Majdur Shahid Smriti Cup Knockout Football Tournament here on January 16-21. In all eight teams will vie for the championship. The teams include Majdur Sahid Smriti Club, Sahara Club, Knight Chess Club, Adarsha Youth Club, Kathmandu-XI, Gorkha Boys Sports Club, Pokhara-XI and PLA Sports Club. The 'A' Division players will have to obtain no-objection letter from their respective clubs to participate in the tournament. Winners and runners up will receive Rs 200,000 and Rs 100,000 in the Rs 1.5 million event. The losing semi-finalists will get Rs 50,000 each. Rs 25,000 has also been set aside for the best player of the tournament, said the club president Babu Ram Gautam. Gautam informed that they have requested the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) to include the tournament in their calendar.
Patan in semi-finals
LALITPUR: Patan Multiple Campus reached the semi-finals of the Akhil Cup Inter-college Football Tournament with a 2-1 win over Triton College on Wednesday. Triton took the 33rd minute lead from Chamling Rai only for Rajendra Gurung to equalise three minutes later. Roop Chandra Bista then sealed the victory scoring in the 53rd minute. Patan will now take on Xaiver International College in the first semi-final match at the Dasharath Stadium. Shankar Dev Campus will play Nepal Commerce Campus in the third quarter-final match on Thursday.
Gordan keen to help
KATHMANDU: England's Sihan Adiran Gordon on Wednesday expressed his desire to work in the development of Nepali martial arts voluntarily for a few years. In his meeting with the National Sports Council Member Secretary Hari Babu Chaudhary, Gordon sought help from the sports governing body during his stay in Nepal. Gordon is keen to observe the development of martial arts in Nepal and coach the local players. Gordon is the Judo coach of the British Army and Sihan of Kendo and Ikedo. — HNS
Reliance, BST win
KATHMANDU: Reliance Academy and hosts Bishnumati Awasiya Higher Secondary School (BST) won their matches of the first BST Cup Inter-college Basketball Tournament here on Wednesday. Rohit posted 19 points as Reliance registered a comprehensive 50-27 win over Lincoln College. BST defeated Navodit 32-10 riding on 13 points from Santosh Thapa. In other matches of the day, Siddhartha Vanasthali eased past Trungram International Academy 42-32 with 23 points from Kiran Malla, Binod Khatri netted 14 points as Learning Realms International laboured to a 17-16 win over Valley College and Sirius College overpowered Nava Jeevan 23-13 with Abhinash and Ranjeet contributing nine points each.
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Shahid Smriti Cup