Print Edition - 2016-01-29 | Sports
Hetauda Int’l Gold Cup kicks off on Feb 13
Jan 29, 2016-
Suman Bhomjan Memorial Sports Foundation of Makwanpur is organising the Hetauda International Gold Cup football tournament on February 13-20.
A total of eight teams will participate in the tournament organised in the memory of sports journalist Bhomjan, who lost his life in the devastating April 25 Great Quake. Bhomjan’s body was found under the rubbles at his rented house in Mahabouddha, Kathmandu eight days after the earthquake had hit Nepal.
Tribhuvan Army Club, Kanchanjunga of India, BRC of Bhutan and local side Hetauda XI are the four teams confirmed so far, informed Bhesh Khadgi, chairman of the foundation. “The presence of top-tier teams like Nepal Armed Police Force Club, Three Star, Manang Marshyangdi Club and Jhapa XI depends on their domestic schedule. They have agreed to play if the tournament doesn’t collide with their schedule,” said Khadgi.
All the matches of the tournament will be played at the Institute of Forestry grounds in Hetauda. Out of the estimated budget of four million rupees, the champions will get Rs 300,000 and the runners-up take home Rs 150,000. The best player, highest scorer, goalkeeper, defender and midfielder will get Rs 10,000 apiece.
During a press conference in the capital on Thursday, the organisers also signed a sponsorship agreement with Colors Mobile. Colors will provide Rs 400,000 cash apart from pouring in an additional half a million rupees for the tournament promotion.
Published: 29-01-2016 09:14