The 14th edition of the Atmananda Gold Cup Knockout Football Tournament was won by the Mansebung rural municipality Sports Development Committee.
Despite losing one player in the competitive final on Friday at Atmananda Stadium, they won in sudden death against BBFC, Damak. Both teams had played a goalless draw earlier in the ninety minutes.
Mangsebung goalie Ayush Limbu was sent off for a red card during the game, but the home team held Jhapa to a goalless draw. Mangsebung was successful in the sudden death after a tiebreaker.
Despite collecting a red card, Mangsebung's Ayush Limbu was awarded the tournament's best goalkeeper. Mangsebung's Ronis Rai was also named the best defender. Kismat Limbu of BBFC won the highest scorer title, while Mangsebung's Prabin Limbu was named the best player of the tournament.
Mansebung, the winner, received Rs 3,00,168 in cash and the title, while BBFC, the runner-up, received Rs 2,00,168.
On the occasion of Kirant Dharmaguru Atmananda Lingden's 68th birth anniversary, Atma Pavitra Hakchat Yakchum, Mangsebung, Ilam hosted a competition in which eight teams from Nepal and India competed. In addition, the Ilam Football Association assisted with technical aspects of the competition.
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