Nayabasti, Tusal share spoils, Khumaltar level points with Satdobato

Nayabasti Yuva Club (NYC) and Tusal Youth Club (TYC) played a 1-1 draw in the Martyr's Memorial 'B' Division League on Wednesday.

Bibek Gurung opened the scoring for NYC in the 39th minute. TYC levelled in the second half through Alone Rai in the 71st minute.

TYC's coach Naresh Shrestha lamented on the lack of coordination between his wingers and strikers. "Our midfield could not hold the ball as we wanted. We were disorganized," said Shrestha.

NYC's assistant coach Bikash Rai said they were happy for the point but could have done much better. "Our defense failed to mark their players which led to their goal. We lacked communication gap," said Rai.

In the second match, Khumaltar Youth Club (KYC) defeated Divine Boys Union Club (BUC) 3-0. A brace from Sabin KC and another from Ayush Ghalan saw KYC move level on points with leaders Satdobato Youth Club.

KYC's coach Rajesh Shahi said their main objective in the league is to keep winning. "We played well today. But winning is not going to be enough for us. Our promotion bid depends on results of other matches," said Shahi.

BUC's assistant coach Ranjit Singh said he was surprised by the team's performance today. "We had played so well in our last match. But everything went wrong today," said Singh. Singh said injury to key defender and giving away possession in the midfield area hampered their performance today.

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National Futsal League matches to be shown live on Kantipur Television

Turnpike Event and Kantipur Television have signed a broadcasting agreement for the National Futsal League tournament which is going to be held at the multipurpose hall in Pokhara on May this year.

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between the two parties at ANFA Complex in Satdobato on Wednesday.

As per the agreement, all the matches will be shown live by Kantipur Television. The matches will also be shown live by Kantipur's digital platforms and their Youtube channel.

Speaking at the programme, ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa hoped the game will reach new heights after signing the broadcasting partnership with Kantipur Television.

Kantipur Television Marketing Director Suraj Singh Thakuri said they would leave no stone unturned to make the event a grand success.

ANFA's Futsal Committee Chairperson Ratna Kumar Shrestha and Ukesh Lohani and Prasun Shrestha of Turnpike Event were also present in the programme.

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ANFA 'B' Licence Course concludes

The All Nepal Football Association 'B' Licence Course has concluded on Sunday.

The course was conducted over three phases. The first two phases were conducted online while the final phase was conducted physically at ANFA Complex in Satdobato.

ANFA Technical Director Gary Phillips conducted the course.

Participants: Aie Bahadur Ghale, Amit Khattri, Anu Lama, Bhagwati Thapa, Bhola Nath Silwal, Bikas Malla, Binam Shrestha, Deepak Bhusal, Dilip Basyal, Ganga Ram Deuja, Hari Bahadur Tamang, Jumanu Rai, Laxman Ruchal, Man B Tamang, Min Basnet, Naresh Shrestha, Prabin Shrestha, Rabin Byanjankar, Rajan Lal Nepali, Rajan Magar, Rajesh Khadgi, Raju Tamang, Ram Chandra Thapa, Sandeep Khadka, Saroj Thapa, Shree Prakash Baidya, Suman Shrestha, Top Bahadur Bista, Yubraj Shahi

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Revitalized Madhyapur win second match in a row, Bansbari edge Pulchok

Madhyapur Youth Association (MYA) moved to ninth place on the table with a 2-1 victory over Shree Kumari Club (SKC) in the Martyr's Memorial 'B' Division League on Tuesday.

MYA came from behind to defeat SKC and register their second consecutive victory in the league.

SKC's Ashish Rai opened the scoring in the 40th minute. But the lead lasted only for five minutes as MYA struck just before half-time through Kailash Lamichhane Khatri's perfectly timed header. Three minutes after the break, MYA's skipper Dhiraj Shrestha made it 2-1 for MYA.

SKC had few chances to level the score but were kept out by MYA's stopper Akash Rana Bhat.

In the second match of the day, Nisan Sunar scored both the goals as Around the Himalaya Bansbari Club (BC) won 2-0 against bottom-placed Pulchok Sports Club (PSC).

Sunar scored both the goals in second half in the win. His first goal came in the 48th minute and added another in the 69th minute.

BC remain in third position after the win with 18 points from eight matches. PSC have two points from eight matches.

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