Sankata Club secured semifinal berth as they sidelined Manang Marshyangdi Club 1-0 in the opener of RedBull 20th Budha Subba Gold Cup at Dharan Stadium on Saturday.
Man of the match Ernest scored the match winner for Sankata in 75th minute. He received Rs.10,000.
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MMC First XI: Deep Karki(GK), Biraj Maharjan, Bimal Basnet, Ravi Thapa, Solo, Sujal Shrestha, Bishal Rai, Heman Gurung, Victor, Anil Gurung(C), Karna Limbu.
Sankata First XI: Binay Shrestha(GK), Florent, Ernest, Saroj Dahal, Bhusan Subba, Biswo Adhikari, Rupesh KC, Cedric Aba, Prakash Budathoki, Hemant Thapa Magar, Raj Poudel.
Sankata will meet the winner of Nepal Police Club Vs Kakarvitta Football Training Centre in the semifinals on February 5.
Hosts Dharan FC will meet Durgapur Steel, Kolkata in the second quarterfinal match tomorrow.
The championship has a winning purse of Rs.5,55,000.
QATAR AIRWAYS A DIVISION LEAGUE: SANKATA VS NRT 1-0 (MATCH HIGHLIGHTS)