TAC, NPC ready for Hetauda Gold Cup title showdown tomorrow

HETAUDA: Two departmental teams, Tribhuvan Army Club and Nepal Police Club have said they are ready to vie for Hetauda Gold Cup title showdown on Saturday.

The 3rd ongoing Tuborg Hetauda Gold Cup tournament is being organised by Suman Bomjan Memorial Sports Academy in which both the teams have claimed to lift the title.

Both the team captains and coaches expressed their confidence in lifting the title in a prematch press conference held this morning in Hetauda.

Tribhuvan Army Club's coach Nabin Neupane said "We are vieing for 6th title in tomorrow's final and we are very confident of adding one more title to our gallery."

"Few of our players are having minor injuries, however, if we convert our opportunities into goal, then we can win the match," Neupane added.

TAC captain Bharat Khawas said their strategy is to convert rare opportunities into goal and move ahead accordingly in the match to lift the ultimate title.

Similarly, Nepal Police Club's coach Ananta Thapa said "Our team is in fine form with mixed of talented youngsters, I am confident in lifting the trophy tomorrow."

NPC skipper Hem Tamang said "We have a good team work, so we are very confident of beating our opponent tomorrow."

The winner will bag a purse of Rs 500,000 while the runner-up will receive Rs 300,000 along with medals and trophy, according to coordinator of the tournament Bishal Ghos.

Likewise, the best goalkeeper, defender, forward and coach will collect Rs 15,000 each.

A total of eight teams including three departmental teams have participated in the tournament.