Tribhuwan Army FC have qualified for the final of the fifth Jhapa Gold Cup with a victory over Satdobato Youth Club. TAFC defeated Satdobato 4-1 in a match held at Domalal Rajbanshi Stadium in Birtamod to make it to the final.
Suman Aryal gave Army the lead in the 27th minute off a free-kick from Santosh Tamang. Deepak Raj Singh Thakuri equalized for Satdobato in the first-half stoppage time. The first half ended 1-1.
Army came guns-blazing in the second half. Santosh Tamang put Army in the lead again in the 60th minute and Tek Bahadur Budathoki added a further two goals in the 80th and 84th minute to take Army to the final comfortably.
Santosh Tamang was named the player of the match and received Rs. 9,999. Army will now face the winners of Jhapa-11 and Sankata Club in the final.
The winning squad in the Gold Cup will receive Rs. 12,55,000 in cash, while the runner-up will receive Rs. 6,05,000.
The best player in the competition will be given a motorcycle. Emerging player, best goalkeeper, best defender, best midfielder and best coach of the tournament will each get Rs 21,000 while the top scorer will be given Rs 25,000 in cash.
Ten teams, including the organizer Jhapa 11 Football Club, as well as teams from Nepal and other nations, will compete at Jhapa Birtamod's Domalal Rajbanshi Stadium.
The Jhapa Gold Cup is being hosted with the goal of strengthening the Jhapa district as a football hub, as it is the district with the largest football activities outside of Kathmandu.
Biba Media, the owner of GoalNepal.com & KhelDainik.com, has received streaming rights of the tournament and will broadcast the matches live.
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