Martyrs Memorial League is back after five years. The first match was played between New Road Team and Tribhuvan Army Club. Prior to the match ANFA hosted opening ceremony in which different celebrities and delegates showed their presence. The opening ceremony was hosted by Sandip Chhetry best known for his TV show what the flop. The program started with panche baja and lakhe dance followed by introduction of 14 teams. Jitu Nepal made the crowd rolling with laughter with his comic performance. Yogeswor Amatya further made the crowd dance with his lovely voice. Today ANFA also introduced their brand new website with refreshed design made by Logispark Technologies. The site was inaugurated by Mr. Jagat Bahadur Sunar. Bigyan Raj Sharma ,President A Davison League Committee, Renaud Meyer country director UNDP and President of ANFA Karma Tshering Sherpa also shared their thoughts about the league.
After a long wait, Nepali Football fans have finally been rewarded with the Brand new Season of Martyr s A-Division League. A total of 14 teams are participating in this year s installment. The league started with a match between New Road Team and Tribhuvan Army Club. The fans were given a treat with a competitive match. It was a swift start, with Rojit Pudasaini scoring the opening goal for NRT within the first 12 minutes. TAC made good attacking moves, but it was equally matched by NRT defense and the keeper. Then Santosh Tamang scored through a penality kick which was awarded for handling the ball inside the penalty box. Both teams went back to the dressing Rroom with the scores level at 1-1. Rajesh Pariyar showed great skills to score his solo goal and gave NRT a 2-1 lead on the 65th minute. NRT keeper Ajit Prajapati made couple of decisive saves to keep NRT s lead intact. TAC finally found the equalizer through an indirect free kick inside the box. Santosh Tamang capitalized on this opportunity to score his second goal of the game and rescued a point for TAC. Ajit Prajapati was awarded Man of the Match for his inspiring performance with his outstanding saves. One more match will be played tomorrow. Saraswati Youth Club will start their campaign with a match against Sankata Club at ANFA Complex.
The second match of the Martyr s Memorial League was between Sarawati Youth Club (SYC) and Sankata Club (SC). Although the game started off slow, both the teams managed to pull up their socks after the first half. Despite SC s commendable attacks SYC s defense stood their ground. SYC s attack started taking pace only late in the game. Fortunately for the SC, a left footed shot from close range in the regulation time by Laxman Ruchal won 3 points for Sankata Club. With this match the league will take a short break and will resume once the Nepali National Team returns from Bangladesh.
It was a wonderful match between CYC and MFC. CYC got chance to Net-In the ball from penalty which was saved by GoalKeeper Deep Karki Of MFC. Both teams were holding the game with good possession. Bikash Rai from MFC was awarded with Title of Man of the match.
The fourth match of Martyr's Memorial League was between Three Star CLub(TSC) and Friends CLub(FC). Ranjan Bista from TSC scored a wonderful solo goal and helped TSC to take lead at the beginning of the game. Then Buddha Raj Lama from TSC scored another fantastic volley goal and the scoreline became 2-0 on later second half. An additional 10 minutes of time was added and Bikash Lama scored only goal for FC. The final scoreline was TSC 2-1 FC and Buddha Raj Limbu from TSC was awarded with 'Man Of The Match' title for his heroic perfomance throughout the game.