Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) had defeated Manang Marshyandi Club (MMC) to clinch the title of the 2nd edition of Madan Bhandari Memorial International Invitational Itahari Gold Cup 2019.
The departmental team Army secured 2-0 victory against Manang through a score from Tanka Basnet and captain Bharat Khawas in the final match held at Itahari Stadium on Saturday, February 2, 2019.
Basnet scored an opening goal in the early five minute to lead the match 1-0 in the first half while skipper Khawas ended the match to 2-0 to lift the title. Manang was reduced to 10-man after Afeez Olawale Oladipo foul to goalie Bikesh Kuthu.
This is the second title for Army after playing three finals in this season. Army had won Bishal Memorial Gold Cup while lost to Three Star Club in the final of Simara Gold Cup.
With the title, champion Army men won Rs 1.6 million cash prize while runner-up MMC had to satisfy for Rs 800,000. The tournament was organised by Rastriya Jagriti Yuva Club.