News Morang: Brigade Boys Club Triumphs at Sixth Belbari International Invitational Gold Cup

Lalitpure's Brigade Boys Club clinched the coveted title at the sixth edition of the Belbari International Invitational Gold Cup, showcasing an exceptional display of soccer prowess. In a thrilling final, Brigade outperformed Jhapa's Birtamod United with a 5-3 goal differential to secure their victory.

The championship match unfolded as a testament to the tenacity and skill of both teams. Early in the game, Birtamod United demonstrated their offensive capabilities, scoring a goal within the initial two minutes, with Abhishek Gurung as the scorer. Brigade, however, swiftly rebounded, with Dipesh Ale's goal in the 31st minute, equalizing the score. Dipesh's precise strike caught the Birtamod defense off-guard, propelling the game into a highly competitive showdown.

Throughout the match, both teams maintained a relentless offensive and defensive performance, but neither could break through the opposing defense to secure additional goals. Consequently, the game ventured into the decisive penalty shootout, where Brigade exhibited unwavering determination.

Brigade Boys Club ultimately emerged victorious, securing the championship title, along with a generous cash prize of 8 lakhs and a prestigious trophy. Meanwhile, Birtamod United, valiant competitors in their own right, received a commendable cash prize of 5 lakhs and a trophy.

The awards ceremony was graced by the presence of Sports Minister Dig Bahadur Limbu, who presented the accolades to the deserving winners. Notably, Abhishek Gurung of Birtamod United was recognized as the "Man of the Match."

Individual achievements were also celebrated, with Jai Gurung of Brigade Boys Club named the best forward, Vishal Sunar earning the title of best goalkeeper, Padam Bhattarai excelling as the best defender, and Dipesh Ale securing the high scorer award. Ashish Chapagain of Birtamod was acknowledged as the best player, while Durga Rai, an emerging talent from the organizing team, was recognized as the emerging player.

This prestigious football tournament featured the participation of eight teams from Nepal and India, commencing on October 26th. The event served as a testament to the growing enthusiasm and talent in the region's soccer community, with Brigade Boys Club emerging as the rightful champions of the sixth Belbari International Invitational Gold Cup.

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