Bijay Nepal, Pokhara, April 20 : Three players have been nominated in the best player (male) category of the fifth Pokhara Sports Award-2020/2021 of Nepal Sports Journalists Forum Gandaki.
Nabin Rasaili of Karate, Binesh Khaniya of Table Tennis and Suman Aryal of Football have been nominated. One of them will be declared the best player of the year on May 3 and will win 200,000 cash prizes.
Here is the brief introduction of 3 players:
Karate player Nabin Rasaili (23) is the SAG game winner. He won gold in the 67 kg weight category at the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) last year. Expressing happiness over being nominated, Navin said, “If you work hard, you will definitely get the fruit.”
My goal is to still participate in the Olympics. ‘So he is currently getting training in Lalitpur. He is busy training with the national team in the morning and is affiliated with Balaju Karate Do Academy in the afternoon. He has been associated with Balaju since 2009. He was taught karate by Dhruv Bikram Malla.
He has been playing karate since he was a child and considers winning a gold medal as the fortune of life. He says, ‘Winning a medal is not only for oneself, but also for the dignity of the nation. It has a different value abroad. The future of sports and players is still uncertain in Nepal. ‘
Born in 1998 in Bongadovan-2, Baglung, Nabin was awarded the Black Belt in 2011. He also won a bronze medal in the singles at the fifth South Asian Karate Championship in Bangladesh and a silver medal in the team event.
At the South Asian Cadet / Junior and Senior Karate Championships held in 2014, he became the first in the 68 kg weight category. He has won medals in more than a dozen different competitions in which he has participated. He had won gold in the karate competition held in Kathmandu in 2010.
Table tennis player Binesh Khaniya (27) is affiliated to Nepal Police. On the 13th SAG, he won a silver and a bronze medal in the men’s doubles in the team event. He also has three medals including gold in the eighth national sports competition.
Binesh, who has passed BBS, has reached different countries in connection with the game. In 2017, he won a silver medal at the South Asian Club in Bangladesh. He also won a gold medal at the 13th UITM International Sports Festa in Malaysia in 2018. In the eighth National Games, he won gold (men’s doubles), silver (mixed doubles) and bronze (men’s team).
He has played in about 3 dozen national and international level tournaments and has reached Hungary, Australia, Croatia, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Korea, India and other countries.
Saying that the field of sports has been affected due to Covid-19, he is currently training at a covered hall in Lainchaur, Kathmandu. He has been associated with the police service since 2017.
Suman Aryal is a resident of Dumkiwas in Nawalpur. A football fan since childhood, he participated in the U-16 clean championship.
Nepal had reached the quarterfinals of the competition held five years ago. He has also contributed to give gold to Nepal in U-23 on the 13th.
They are currently playing in the ongoing World Cup qualifying round. But now it has been stopped for some time due to Covid-19. He also contributed to Nepal winning gold in U-18 SAAF Championship, Bhutan. Nepal then defeated India in the final to win the title.
He has taken training in ANFA. He has been associated with the Nepal Army for the past four years. These defenders also came to Pokhara Stadium to play Aaha Rara Gold Cup from the Army team. He remembers that the army made the final journey at that time.
Suman says, ‘There are better opportunities for those who are involved in sports now than before. If the players are given better facilities, they can do better in the coming days.’