Rupandehi stun Manang

JHAPA: Rupandehi-XI stunned Laxmi Hyundai Manang Marshyangdi Club 4-3 on penalties in the semi-finals of the Sahara Surunga Gold Cup Football Tournament here on Thursday.

The match was decided in tie breaker after both the teams failed to score in regulation and extra time.

Bikram Lama, Rajin Dhimal, Bimal Gharti Magar and Dilip Chhetry scored for Rupandehi, while Bijay Dhimal shot wide of the post.

For MMC, Anil Gurung, Heman Gurung and Kiran Chemjong converted their spot kicks, while Sujal Shrestha and Nirajan Malla wasted their kicks.

Bikram Lama of Rupandehi was named the man-of-the-match and received an android phone worth Rs 15,000.

Rupandehi will now face Nepal APF Club in Saturday’s final.