Satdobato Youth Club won the title of the Martyrs Memorial B Division League here at the ANFA Complex grounds today.

Satdobato, who had earned the promotion to top flight football with two matches remaining, defeated former A-Division heavyweights Ranipokhari Corner Team 1-0 in the last round encounter.

Maldina Angthupo scored the solitary goal of the match in the 67th minute.

Satdobato finished the campaign at the top of the 12-team table with nine wins and one each draw and loss accumulating 28 points. Their lone defeat came at the hands of Madhyapur Youth Association in the penultimate round.

Satdobato earned their first promotion in A Division in 23 years.

Established in 1998, Satdobato played C Division qualifier and other domestic tournaments for 12 years before getting into B Division. Satdobato had finished in top four in the previous two editions of the B division league.

Neighbours Khumaltar Youth Club finished second with 25 points, while Around The Himalaya Bansbari Club came third on 21 points.

Former A-division outfit, Divine Boys Union Club were fourth with 17 points, while another ex-top flight team, Madhyapur - who defeated Jhamsikhel Youth Club 2-1 in an earlier match of the day, finished fifth with 16 points.

Champions Satdobato earned Rs 1.5 million along with the trophy, while Khumaltar earned one million rupees.

Second runners-up Bansbari got Rs 800,000 and fourth-placed Boys Union Club earned Rs 500,000 along with Fair Play award that carried a prize of Rs 25,000.

Satdobato's Dinesh Rai was named the best midfielder, while Sanoj Shrestha received the best coach's award. Khumaltar also bagged two individual honours with Anjal Shrestha and Sabin KC receiving the best goalkeeper and forward awards respectively.

Bansbari Club's Shiva Gurung was named the best defender.

The individual award winners received Rs 25,000 each.

Lalitpur Metropolitan City Mayor Chiri Babu Maharjan and All Nepal Football Association President Karma Tsering Sherpa among others handed over the prizes to the winners.

The tournament, which started before the COVID-19 lockdown was imposed, last month resumed after the government eased restrictions on sports activities.

A version of this article appears in the print on March 12, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.