Friday, November 09, 2007

NRT, Nepal lift Governor's Gold Cup

GANGTOK, November 07: NRT Nepal won the 29th All India Governor’s Gold Cup by defeating Three Star, Nepal with two goals to one.

The team romped home with the overall team champions’ trophy alongside a cash prize worth Rs 1, 50, 000 after having scored a footing victory.

The Chief Minister Pawan Chamling declared the tournament closed here at the Paljor Stadium today afternoon.

For the jubilant team, the duo goals were scored by Niranjan Raimajhi and Bal Gopal Shaukhal in the first 19th and in the last 59th minutes of the overall 90 minutes game.

Likewise, the solitary goal in favour of Three Star was scored by Jumanu Rai in the 32nd minutes of the match.

Meanwhile the referee also flashed a yellow card to Sagar Thapa and Subhash Rai in the 30th and 39th minutes.

During the valedictory function, the chief guest felicitated the winners and runners-up teams and individuals with cash prize, trophies and certificates of participation.

Jumanu Rai of Three Star, Nepal was awarded with the trophy for the highest goal scorer of the tournament. He scored five goals in totality. The Rukmani Pradhan Memorial Trophy for the Man of the Tournament was conferred to Basant Gauchan of NRT, Nepal and Anil Gurung also from the same team was declared the Uttarayon Best Player of the Final Match.

Three Star claimed the Chiranjilall Khatri Memorial Runners-Up Token Trophy.

Similarly, Punjab Police won the Adik Lall Memorial Best Disciplined Team trophy.

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister felicitated Chewang Thendup Shangderpa (41) years, a prominent footballer and presently a coach to Dzongri Football Club with the Life Time Achievement Award along with a felicitation conferred to Nirmal Chandra Dahal, who won gold in the soft throw ball competition in the recently concluded Special Olympics at Shanghai, China.

Students from Thumi Sambhota Tibetan School performed the Dong dance followed by Tamang dance from the side of Shiva Gram Sewa Samiti, Pani House. The tiny tots of Sai Prasanti Vidya Mandir performed an English dance to the tune of ‘Give me a song to sing’ during the course of the inaugural function.