APF play Simara on Tuesday
Apr 11, 2016- Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) Club will take on Simara-XI in the inaugural match of the Pokhara Cup International Football Tournament here on Tuesday.
The departmental team is the last year’s semi-finalists, while Simara will be making their first appearance in the tournament. Kaski District Football Association President Dharma Bahadur Lamichhane said they were forced to pushed back the tournament due to busy international schedule. “We are organizing the tournament as top players were busy playing for Nepal in the Bangabandhu Gold Cup and later 12th South Asian Games,” said Lamichhane here on Sunday.
Manang Marshyangdi Club, Three Star, Saraswoti Club, Tribhuvan Army Club, Nepal Police Club, Jhapa-XI, Rupandehi-XI and Dharan FC are the other domestic clubs to compete for the top prize of Rs 5,55,555. Delhi FC of India will be a foreign invitee. The losing finalist will also walk away with Rs 2,55,555.
The best player of the tournament will ride home a motorcycle, while the best goalkeeper, defender, midfielder, forward and coach will be honoured with 15,000 each.