Departmental derby ends in stalemate

  • 2021-01-20

The opening match of the National Women's League between Tribhvuan Army Football Club (TAFC) and Nepal Police Club (NPC) has ended in a goalless draw on Wednesday.

The inaugural match of the tournament was played at Dasharath Stadium.

Mayor of Biratnagar Metropolitan City Bhim Parajuli inaugurated the tournament amid a special function at the stadium.

Players of both sides missed opportunities to score in the departmental derby match.

NPC coach Sanjeev Joshi said they were happy to earn a point against their departmental rivals. "We prepared for around two months. I hope our fitness will improve as we move on to the tournament," said Joshi.

TAFC coach Raju Tamang said his players missed numerous opportunities to score and settle the match. "Our forwards did not capitalize their chances. But we are content for a draw with a side of that quality," said Tamang.

NPC's Puja Rana was adjudged as the Player of the Match. 

ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa, Senior Vice President Pankaj Nembang, Vice President Upendra Man Singh and Bir Bahadur Khadka, General Secretary Indraman Tuladhar and other ANFA Executive Committee members and officials were also present.

The first match on Wednesday will be played between Armed Police Force and Chandrapur Municipality while the second match of the day is between Waling Municipality and Biratnagar Municipality.

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