Saturday, October 25, 2008

Nepal boys won Governor's Gold Cup but Army wins heart


BY SHITAL PRADHAN FROM PALZOR STADIUM



Gangtok: Expected to be the best match of the event the finals at the 30th All India Governor's Gold Cup was not as interesting as it would had been. Nepal's Three Star club won by a solitary goal when the play was 20 minute remaining. The first half of the game went goal less and dominated by the Army Eleven.But luck along with prayers of the entire spectators played more to Nepal boys. Twice in the game the ball kicked by the Army player hit the goal post denying them moments of joy.

Kiran Chamjang

There were many times when Army team solely dominated the game but towards the end one single chance and Nepal team grabbed the opportunity. Entire stadium wanted Nepal to win but the irony of all the Army team won the heart of entire stadium. Kishore Rai, jersey no. 9 scored the winning goal. Admist the slackly first half by the winning team and the little better second half it was the goalie Kiran Chamjang the hero of the match. It was Kiran Chamjang's performance behind the bar that helped his team reduced to goalless in the entire game. The goalie was also adjudged the best goalie of the tourney.