Police stun Three Star, Khumaltar defeat Satdobato

Nepal Police Club defeated Three Star Club to move eighth in the Martyr's Memorial A Division League 2023 on Tuesday.

Ahmad Hijazi scored the only goal of the game for Nepal Police in the 28th minute. Hijazi pounced on a defensive error by Three Star defenders to score the goal.

Three Star, now ninth game without a win, are sixth with 26 points.

In other game, FC Khumaltar defeated Royal Blue Satdobato Youth Club with the same scoreline. Messouke Etiegnie Oloumou scored for Khumaltar in the 38th minute of the game. Oloumou, the joint top-scorer of the league with 15 goals, was later substituted due to a muscle injury.

Khumaltar are bottom of the league with 21 points, level on points with Friends Club.

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Church Boys top despite being held against Sherpa, Army overpower Friends

API Power Church Boys United are three points clear at the top of the table despite a 1-1 draw against Himalayan Sherpa Club in the Martyr's Memorial A Division League 2023 on Monday.

In the match at Chyasal Stadium, Church Boys took the lead with in-form Anjan Bista in the 12th minute. Sherpa drew the game through Abayomi Oluwaseun Fakunle's strike in the 35th minute.

In the other match of the day at ANFA Complex in Satdobato, Tribhuvan Army Football Club defeated Friends Club 3-0.

Jagjeet Shrestha, Nawayug Shrestha and Sudil Rai scored for the departmental side.

Jagjeet gave Army the lead in the 26th minute. Friends Club could have got back into the game when they were awarded a penalty but Dona Thapa's shot was saved by Bikesh Kuthu.

Thapa's miss proved costly as Nawayug doubled the lead in the 76th from the spot. Rai then sealed the win with a third goal in the added minutes of the game.

Sherpa are seventh with 26 points in the table. Army moved to fifth with 29 points while Friends are 13th with 21.

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Machhindra go second with win, Jawalakhel held

Machhindra Football Club moved to the second in the standings after a 2-0 victory over New Road Team at Chyasal Stadium on Sunday.

Afeez Olawale Oladipo and Saurav Limbu scored for Machhindra in the win.

In other game at Dasharath Stadium, Manang Marsyangdi Club and APF Football Club played out a 2-2 draw. Manang, still looking for their first win under new coach Bishnu Gurung, twice took the lead only for APF to make a comeback in the game. It was Manang's sixth consecutive draw in the ongoing league.

Koffi Timothee Koudo scored from the penalty spot, awarded after APF's Bishwas Udas foul on Sumit Shrestha, to give Manang the lead in the 13th minute. Nabin Lama levelled for APF seven minutes later. Shrestha restored Manang's lead in the 26th but Armand Beadoum levelled again in the 64th minute to steal the point for APF.

In the third match of the day, Jawalakhel Youth Club came from 2-0 down to play an entertaining 2-2 draw with Sankata Club at Dasharath Stadium. Ayush Ghalan gave Sankata the lead in the 43rd minute before it was doubled by Chandan Kumar Das in the 73rd minute. Nkoto Synous Masoabi pulled one back in the 77th before substitute Samiraj Thokar levelled the game and ensured Jawalakhel walk away from the game with at least a point four minutes from time.

The draw, coupled by Machhindra's win, means Jawalakhel slipped from second to third in the points table. Second-placed Machhindra have 34 points, a single point lead over Jawalakhel. Manang are eighth with 24 points followed by APF in the ninth with 23 points. Sankata also have 23 points but are 11th.

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AFC/ANFA C Coaching Certificate Course begins in Biratnagar

The first phase of the AFC/ANFA C Coaching Certificate Course has begun in Biratnagar from Sunday.

The first phase will be held for seven days and will conclude on May 27. The second phase will be held from July 11.

Biratnagar Metropolitan City Mayor Nagesh Koirala inaugurated the event. ANFA Assistant General Secretary Basanta Raj Aryal, ANFA Ex-Co member Dipendra Dhimal, Head of Coach Education Sanjit Singh, Morang District Football Association President Sanjiv Budathoki and 24 participants are taking part in the course.

Mayor Koirala wished the participants for a successful conduction of the course while ANFA Assistant General Secretary Aryal briefed about the overall design of the course.

ANFA has for the first time prepared the module and syllabus of such a course.

The course is being organized by Morang District Football Association with support from ANFA. Biratnagar Metropolitan City, Belbari Municipality and Kanepokhari Rural Municipality have sponsored the course.

Participants: Ishwor Limbu, Kalpana Karki, Dil Bahadur Shrestha, Indra Rai, Raju Singh Maharjan, Suman Subedi, Arjun Rai, Gambhir Rai, Kiran Kumar Karki, Ranu Pratap Rana Magar, Yogesh Gurung, Manmaya Limbu, Arun Lama, Laxmi Narayan Shrestha, Anil Dhami, Karna Bahadur Limbu, Sanjiwan Rai, Upendra Shrestha, Raj Kumar Limbu, Suvash Giri, Janak Singh, Chandan Sardar, Kewal Maharjan, Nanduraj Gubhaju

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