Inter-club football kicks-off in Goldhap


By Tilak Niraula, Goldhap

Goldhap, October 7: Inter-club football tournament kicked off in Goldhap yesterday amidst an inaugural program which marked the presence of various personalities.

According to Rupesh Dhungana, altogether 16 teams are participating the tournament which lasts until the upcoming Laxmi Pooja.

“We have clubs from camps, local community and Armed Police Force fighting each other,” said Dhungana of Youth Friendly Center, which is the organizer funded by Caritas Nepal.

Meanwhile, the noted footballer of the camp, Ichha Ram Chamlagain, 28, formally renounced his sportsmanship citing his interest for resettlement.

“Most of my friends are already resettled. So, I am also leaving football and choosing resettlement,” said Chamlagain, who started playing football in 1994.

He was declared Overall Champion in 2001 during inter-camp football tournament and has played a number of regional matches in various Indian clubs.

Meanwhile, following incessant rain in the eastern districts, all schools and language centers in the camp are shut down today.

The level of water has gone high which has made classrooms unfit for studies, said one of the school teachers.