Morang - 10 Navodaya have made it into the semifinals of the Pittsburg Challenge Cup held in Morang's Pathari Shanishchare. Navodaya defeated Jahada FC, Kanepokhari on penalties to make it to the final four of the tournament.
The regulation time ended goalless and the match was sent to penalties. In the shootout, Navodaya goalkeeper Arjun Basnet saved three penalties to shine in his team's victory.
Arjun was also declared the man of the match. The chief guest of the day Bhim Kumar Rai presented the trophy with Rs. 2,500 cash to Arjun. Pathari 11 and Letand FC will face each other in the first semifinal of the tournament on Tuesday.
According to the organizing committee, the first and second-placed clubs in the competition will be awarded Rs. 2,01,000 and Rs. 1,01,111 respectively. Bikki Rai of the organizing committee said that the man of the match of each game will be awarded Rs. 2,500 cash prize and the other statutory best players will be awarded cash prizes ranging from 5 to 7.5 thousand rupees.
Arjun Bista said that the Pittsburgh football tournament is also being held in America among Nepalis.
According to the organizers, eight teams including Damak Academy, Pathari-11 FC, Chartare FC (Letang), Bhutanese Refugee Camp, Patharishanishare, Belbari FC, Beldangi Bhutanese Refugee Camp, Jahada FC and 10 Navodaya are competing in the tournament.
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