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Fans Club enters finale

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Fans Club, a Bhutanese refugee team playing with ‘A Division League’ players defeated APF Sports Club Kathmandu with 2-1, entering into finale of 10th International Bhim Narayan Gold Cup Tournament played at Dhankuta, Nepal, Sunday.

While in semi final, Nabin Lama put APF ahead in the match but Yugal Kishore Rai of Fans Club scored through spot to equalize the score. Rai again scored in second half of extra time to win the semi final of the tournament.

Fans Club players (white jersey) in a practice session  (Picture courtesy: Fans Club)
Fans Club players (white jersey) in a practice session
(Picture courtesy: Fans Club)

Speaking with Bhutan News service, president of Fans Club, Yuba Raj Sampang, who was also the former camp secretary of Timai refugee camp, said, “The victory is a matter of pride for the entire Bhutanese diapora.”

“Our club always play for the name and the reputation of our country, Bhutan,” added he, asking the Bhutanese around the world to unite together and promote the talent of Bhutanese folks in Diaspora.

Fans Club will play final of the tournament with United Sporting Club this Tuesday.

CFC Bhutan national team that took part last year in the ninth Bhim Narayan Gold Cup Tournament  went out of tournament in first round with Dharan FC.

ANFA Nepal in co-operation with other organizations has been organizing the tournament.

The 10th edition of the Bhim Narayan Gold Cup started April 2. Altogether eight teams – APF Sports Club, defending champion Birtamod Youth Club, Fans Club BRC (Bhutan), African United, FC Kathmandu, New Star (Sunsari), United Sporting Club (Morang) and host Dhankuta competed in the tournament.

The winner and the runner up of the event will bag purse of Rs 111,111 and Rs 55,000 along with trophies and certificates.

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