Jhapa XI has lifted the title of the Mai Valley Gold Cup Football Tournament in Ilam on Saturday, April 8, 2017.
Jhapa XI defeated Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) by 4-2 in penalty-shootout in the final match held at Ilam’s Tundikhel.
The match was forced for penalty-shootout after a goalless draw in regular and additional time frame. Goalkeeper Kishor Giri gave a magnificient performance as he blocked two penalties of Army.
This is the second win for Jhapa in this season as it had also lifted the title of Mechi Netralaya Kakadbitta Gold Cup earlier this season.
With the win, Jhapa XI won Rs 400,000 while Army had to satisfy for Rs 200,000. Army’s Bibek Basnet was adjudged the most valuable player of the Championship. He won a motorbike.
Mai Valley Football Club and Ilam DFA had organised the Championship.