Church Boy’s United Clinches 14th Itahari Gold Cup Title in Thrilling Final

In a gripping showdown at the Itahari Stadium last night, Kathmandu-based Church Boy’s United emerged victorious in the 14th Itahari Gold Cup, stunning Tribhuvan Army Club with a narrow 1-0 triumph in the final match held under floodlights.

Church Boy’s United, fueled by the determination to redeem their runner-up status from the previous edition, secured the coveted trophy with a stellar performance against the formidable Army Club.

Rajesh Pariyar etched his name in the annals of football glory with a decisive goal just four minutes into the game, setting the tone for Church Boy’s United’s triumphant journey. Pariyar’s clinical finish earned him the prestigious Man of the Match accolade, accompanied by a cash prize of 10,000 rupees.

The victory not only brought glory to Church Boy’s United but also rewarded the team with a handsome purse of Rs 1 million, while the valiant Tribhuvan Army Club received Rs 500,000 as the runners-up.

Amidst the fervent competition, individual excellence shone through as Prabesh Danuwar of Rastriya Jagriti Club was crowned the Best Player of the Tournament, clinching a cash prize of 100,000 rupees.

Additionally, the tournament celebrated outstanding performances across various positions, with accolades bestowed upon Jitendra Karki (Best Defender), Dip Karki (Best Goalkeeper), Nabayug Shrestha (Best Forward Player), Surajjyu Thakuri (Best Midfielder), and Darshan Bhaktaraj (Best Coach), each receiving 20,000 rupees in recognition of their contributions.

The prize distribution ceremony, graced by the presence of Social Development Minister of Koshi Province Rajendra Karki, Mayor of Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City Hem Karna Poudel, and other dignitaries, added grandeur to the occasion as they felicitated the deserving winners.

The tournament, which commenced on March 23, witnessed the spirited participation of nine teams, including a contingent from India, showcasing the fervor and camaraderie that football evokes across borders.


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