Nepal National team and Laxmi Hyundai MMC Coach, Krishna Thapa and NIBL Friends Club coach Dil Kaji Gurung were prolific players in their heydays.
Thapa and Gurung both represented Gandaki Zone in National level tournaments before Thapa joining Nepal government service while Gurung joining Indian Army.
Both of them also underwent coaching course and become certified coaches.
After decades, they have met again in Pokhara.
The happiness burst out and both coaches remained coy when asked them how did they feel after meeting in pokhara after a long time.
"We played together in National games representing Gandaki Zone", LH MMC coach Krishna Thapa remembered.
"It feels great to meet Dilkaji here in Pokhara. We have met many times in Kathmandu but meeting here in Pokhara is special one".
NIBL Friends Club Coach Dilkaji Gurung said, "I still remember playing at Pokhara football ground with Krishna. We have lot of memories playing here'.
"Krishna is now coaching LH MMC and I am with NIBL Friends. If we (Friends) win our first match in Safal Cup against APF, we will meet LH MMC in quarterfinals", Gurung said, "The match will be memorable one for both of us".
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