Manang Manang Masyandi Club I has reached the semi-finals of the third Rampum Jhapa Gold Cup. Manang has reached the final four after defeating Sahara Club Pokhara of Pokhara by 4-0 in the tournament. The decision of the game was made in the tiebreaker after the scheduled time ended in a goalless. Manang, who was filled with the national player, had to help the tiebreaker to win.
Bhagwan Gurung of Sahara Pokhara missed penalty, shot outside. While goalkeeper Dinesh Thapa Magar of Manang denied shot by Man Bahadur Tamang, who was also captain of Sahara. In the penalty, Sujal Shrestha, Bimal Basnet, Anjan Bista, Donna Thapa scored goals from Manang. Sahara’s Vijay Shrestha, Randip Poudel and Bishow Adhikari scored.Although Manang was able to hold the possession in the game period, could not score goal. In the 22th minute of the game, a foreign player Victor from Manang had ball in D box but could not hit in target. Jhapali player Bishal Rai from Manang had opportunity fo free kick near by D box area in the 34th minute but hit out of the post.
In the 49th minute, goalkeeper Babar Magar of Club Pokhara punched away the strong target shot by Anjan of MMC. In the 56th minute of the game, foreign player victor could not hit shot to target while the goalkeeper is already beaten, it was out of the post. Manang had to wait for the tiebreaker to win after the head of the angle in 85minutes.Manang’s Anjan was the man of the match of the game. He received 25,000 rupees, provided by Oli and Associates according to the organizers. The next game is between organizer Jhapa XI and Sikkim United on WednesdaySahara coach Kiran Shrestha said that despite the failure to stop Manang till the scheduled time, it was unfortunate that the tiebreaker could not be achieved. He also praised organizer regarding the sports field.Karmacharya said that “today wind is also making difficult to control the ball”. In the upcoming game, the strategy to show more sustainable performance.The winners of the competition will get Rs 12 lakh 51 thousand and the vice-versa will get Rs. 6 lakhs.
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