Rupandehi eleven is playing Sunsari eleven in the match to be held here today under the Tilottama Gold Cup football tournament.
The 29th edition of the tournament kicked off at the ANFA Academy Centre ground in Devinagar on Saturday. Mayor of Butwal Sub-metropolis Shiva Raj Subedi had inaugurated the tournament.
A total of 1o teams including Armed Police Force club, Nepal Police Club, Jhapa 11, Sunsari 11, Lali Rupandehi 11, Chyasal Youth Club, Sankata Club, Manang Marsyangdi Club, Brother’s United Club, India and the Dafins FC Cameroon are taking part in the tournament, according to Rupandehi Football Association Chair Dirgha Bahadur KC.
The winner will walk home with the gold cup, also including a cash prize of Rs. 888,000 while the runner-up will win Rs. 550,000. The best player will take home a motorcycle.
Meanwhile, in the inaugural match yesterday, Jhapa 11 defeated AFP club by 2-0. Karna Limbu opened the score in the 11th minute of the first half while Buddhabal Tamang made it 2-0 in the fifth minute of the second half.
Three of the five people, who died after a passenger bus heading towards Kathmandu from Kakarvitta of Jhapa met with an accident and fell into the Trishuli river this morning, have been identified. Of them four died on the spot while one died on the way to hospital, police said.