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Pokhara Cup to kick off on January 29

- Deepak Pariyar, Pokhara

Jan 2, 2019-

The sixth Pokhara Cup Football Tournament is set for January 29 to February 9 at the Pokhara Stadium.

In all 12 teams will compete for the top prize of Rs 755,000, informed the organisers Kaski District Football Association on Tuesday. Eight top-tier Nepali football clubs, three foreign invitees and the hosts team will be in fray for the title. 

The losing finalists will receive Rs 455,000.  The champions and the runners-up in the previous edition had collected Rs 555,000 and Rs 355,000 respectively.

The best player of the tournament will ride home a motorcycle. The organisers will also present lifetime achieve award from this year. The winner of this award will also receive  a motorcycle, informed the organisers. The organisers will also honour a sports journalist as well as one best club from the district.

Kaski District FA Milan Gurung informed that they are currently preparing the ground for the tournament. Without elaborating on details, Gurung said a Japanese University team has confirmed their participation for the tournament. Kaski District general secretary Ramesh Karki said the estimated the cost of the tournament is Rs 12.8 million.

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Published: 02-01-2019 07:58

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