Rukum Cup Football from Oct 23

Rukum, September 28

Samriddha Samaj Nepal is set to hold the second Rukum Cup Football Tournament here at Rukmini Sahid Smriti Stadium in Rukumkot from October 23-27.

Samaj’s Acting President Raju Lamichhane informed that only teams from Rukum district will be allowed to take part in the event but the clubs were free to recruit players from other districts.

“We will allow teams to recruit players from other districts as the move will be helpful for the promotion of the event,” said Lamichhane. The participating teams are yet to be finalised.

Lamichhane also informed that the champions will take home Rs 80,000 and the runners-up will earn Rs 50,000. The two losing semi-finalists will get Rs 20,000 each.

This is the biggest football tournament of the Rukum district in terms of cash prizes. “We have increased the prize money by Rs 20,000 this time around,” Lamichhane added.

Tournament’s best player will get Rs 5,000, while the highest scorer, best defender, midfielder and goalkeeper will be awarded with Rs 3,000 each.