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Gurkha Cup 2013 Final: LH MMC Vs Nepal Army - Preview
Jun 14, 2013 11:06:49 PM - Gurkha Cup 2013 Final: LH MMC Vs Nepal Army - Preview
Nepal Army is taking on Laxmi Hyundai MMC in the final of Gurkha Cup football tournament at Dasrath Stadium on Saturday.

Army men, who defeated Boys Union Club 3-0 to enter final, will have a daunting task to sideline balanced LH MMC for the title.

MMC defeated Laxmi Bank Three Star Club 1-0 in a nail biting affair on Thursday.

LH MMC - who signed few good players in the tranfer - is looking for another major title in Kathmandu after Ncell Cup win this year.


Nepal Army coach Yogamber Suwal has already revealed that he would field the same squad that defeated Boys Union Club. Whereas MMC have two suspension. Striker Yona Elias was red carded in the semifinal match while Saheed Aziz will miss the final match due to two yellow cards.


Nepal Army and LH MMC had met in the final of Subarna Shumser Cup in 2065 B.S, which was won by Manange 4-3 on penalties. After 2065 B.S, MMC & Nepal Army have met six times in which MMC won three games and Nepal Army won two matches. One match was drawn.

Nepal Army defeated MMC 1-0 in the group stage match to top the group.

Nepal Army are close to title after 21 years in Kathmandu. They haven't won any title in five years. They last entered final in Budha Subba Gold Cup which they lost to Hong Kong Nepalese Football Federation.

Coaches' Views

Army coach Yogamber Suwal: We are fielding the same players that defeated BUC in semifinal. We are sticking with same strategy (4-4-2). We will take advantage of fragile defense line of MMC and will do our best to lift the title.

LH MMC Coach Amrit Panta: We have to improve a lot to beat Nepal Army. We don't have our two influential players but we are ready for it. We have good players in the bench who can fill the void.

Prize Money:

The winning team will receive Rs 1m. The runners up team will get Rs 5 Lakhs. The best player of the tournament will get one motorbike. The best players in each department including the best coach will receive Rs 50,000 each.

Timing: 3:10 PM

Ticket Price: Rs 200 & 500

How to catch the final match:

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