APF enter semis

JHAPA: Nepal APF Club defeated Rumpum Jhapa-XI 5-4 in tiebreaker to enter the semi-finals of the Sahara Surunga Gold Cup Football Tournament here at Kankai HS School grounds on Monday.

The winners of the match was decided in penalty shootout after both the teams failed to score in the regulation and extra time. Anjan Bista, Nabin Lama, Aditya Chaudhary, Milan Rai and Pasang Lama scored for APF. Yogesh Gurung, Rabi Thapa Magar, Dilen Moktan and Ranjit Shrestha converted their kicks for Jhapa, while Devendra Tamang failed to score from the spot.

APF’s Ranjan Bista was named the man-of-the-match. Laxmi Hyundai Manang Marshyangdi Club will play against CMG Club Sankata in Tuesday’s match. The winners and runners-up will take home Rs 351,111 and 251,111 respectively.