FC Khumaltar relegated, Friends Club escape relegation

  • 2023-06-09

FC Khumaltar became the first team to be relegated from the Qatar Airways Martyr's Memorial A Division League after a 2-0 defeat against API Power Church Boys United at ANFA Complex in Satdobato.

Sushil Shah in the 13th minute and Jospeh Owusu Bempah in the added minutes of first half gave Church Boys the win. Messouke Etiegnie Oloumou missed a first half penalty in the 25th minute.

The match was halted nearly over 30 minutes in the first half after FC Khumaltar players disputed referees decision to not awarded a penalty to them and not award Church Boys player with a yellow card.

Three officials--Buddhi Bahadur Gurung, Hari Bol Raut, Anjan Rana Chhetri-- and one player Manish Thapa were shown straight red after the melee.

Church Boys were also reduced to 10 players in the second half when their goalkeeper Guillaume Yves Priso Njanga was shown a second yellow card in the 48th minute.

Nepal Police Club defeated Royal Blue Satdobato Youth Club 1-0 at Chyasal Stadium and finished third in the league.

Ahmad Hijazi scored the only goal in the 21st minute of the game for Police.

Friends Club defeated APF Football Club 4-0 and secured their status in the A Division. In the match at Dasharath Stadium, Torric Jebrin, Bikash Thapa, Raifq Aminu and Akhrorbek Uktamov scored for Friends to escape relegation. Jebrin scored the team's first in the 15th minute before Thapa gave a 2-0 lead in the 31st. Aminu made it 3-0 in the 72nd minute before Uktamov completed victory in the 82nd.

Tribhuvan Army Football Club finished the league with a 1-0 win over Himalayan Sherpa Club. Sudil Rai scored the only goal of the game in the sixth minute of the game in Army's victory.

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