News Kathmandu Kickers Become Champions In Germany

Nepal's Kathmandu Kickers Football Academy has won the U-14 title in the famous youth league VR Bank Cup held in Mommendorf, Munich, Germany.

The U-14 team of kickers became the champions by maintaining their undefeated journey in the tournament that ended on Monday.

Kickers, who played 13 games in round robin league and final stage, scored 31 points by winning 9 games and drawing in 4 games. In this group of kickers, 9 other teams from various German academies participated.

The team secured the title by winning three out of four matches and drawing one in the last day's matches. The team defeated SV Sillenbach by 2-0 in their last match. Aryabir Singh alone scored two goals in this important victory of the team. Aryabir also became the top scorer in his group. He scored eight goals throughout the tournament.

Thomas Hitzlsperger, a former player of Germany's national football team and former captain of Bundesliga club Stuttgart, distributed the award to the Nepalese team. Hitzlsperger, who has also played in the World Cup, also spent some time with the Nepalese players.

Nabin Pande, president of kickers, said that the Nepalese players got an opportunity to gain important experience from this tournament which was conducted for three days.

"Our aim is to let Nepali players experience the developed football culture like in Germany, let us give them the opportunity to play football at this level," President Pande says, "I believe that Nepali players have got that opportunity from this tournament in Germany." I would like to thank all the parents and supporters of the players who support our cause.

This is the 55th edition of this tournament organized by Mommendorf Football Club every year. More than 1200 players from 76 teams and 20 clubs participated in the competition in different age groups.

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