Coach Meghraj KC joins Tribhuwan Army Club
Coach Meghraj KC has joined the Tribhuvan Army Club. KC who had experience of coaching top flight clubs like Three Star, Himalayan Sherpa, Machhindra, Jawalakhel, Kc stated that he don’t have to worry about the ground or any other infrastructure while coaching the departmental team, that’s the reason he joined the army. His target is to make the team in first position in the country .
He is said, “army team has everything, I just need to focus on it skills.”
He is delighted with the discipline of the player, which he regards as the key factor is delivering the output. His best time of career was with three stars where he won 5 titles in a year.He replaced Yogambar Suwal in the army.
Laxmi Hyundai Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) claimed the Martyrs Memorial Red Bull ‘A’ Division title for the record seventh time defeating Nepal Police Club (NPC) 2-0 in the Super League stage here at the Dasharath Stadium today.
Second half strikes from Yona Elias Ndabila and Sujal Shrestha saw MMC become the first team to claim the League title for the seventh time beating RCT’s record of claiming six crowns. MMC are yet to play their last round match against archrivals and defending champions Laxmi Bank Three Star Club on Saturday.
Apart from a hefty cash prize of Rs 7.5 million, MMC will also represent Nepal in the AFC President’s Cup. MMC had previously claimed the League titles in 1986, 1987, 1989, 2000, 2003 and 2006.
The League triumph was MMC’s fifth trophy in the Nepali calendar year. They had claimed Gurkha Cup here in June, King’s Cup in Bhutan in August, Safal Pokhara Cup in November and Ncell Cup in December.
MMC coach Hari Om Shrestha praised whole team for the success. “We have been dreaming of this day since the beginning of the League. Although we made a brilliant start, we were not up to the mark in the middle stage but managed to lift the trophy at the end,” said the coach crediting his players, management and coaching staff for the success.
“The hectic schedule might have affected the performance of every team. Our performance was also not consistent throughout the campaign,” added the coach. “A draw or loss today would have made it difficult for us. We were aiming to lift the trophy before playing against Three Star since they are better than Police,” said Shrestha.
Skipper Sagar Thapa, who along with Anil Gurung was the members of the MMC squad that won the trophy back in 2006, said winning back the title again was not an easy task. “Although our performance was not consistent in the League, we were lucky to lift the trophy. When we lost the points, our opponents missed on taking full advantage of that. So we managed to hang on at the top,” added the skipper.
“When I won the trophy with MMC eight years ago that was my first major trophy. To lead the same team to another title triumph has given me a great feeling,” added Sagar, the national team skipper.
In an only notable attack of the first half, NPC goalkeeper Ritesh Thapa made a finger-tip save to prevent Deepak Rai’s header in the stoppage time. MMC were a better side after the resumption and took a 53rd minute lead with unmarked Yona heading home Deepak’s cross.
Sujal then doubled the tally converting a 20-yard freekick at the far post. MMC were awarded the freekick at the edge after NPC defender Suman Subedi tripped Yona. NPC coach Birat Krishna Shrestha believed better side won the title. “I had considered MMC and Three Star as the strong contenders. And MMC deserved it,” added Shrestha.
Journey in League
• 1982: Established and promoted to ‘C’ Division
• 1984: Promoted to ‘B’ Division after winning ‘C’ Division league
• 1985: Jump to top tier football with ‘B’ Division title
• 1986: Won first ever top-flight League in their maiden appearance
• 1987: Won back-to-back ‘A’ Division League title
• 1989: Completed a hat-trick of ‘A’ Division League titles
• 2000: Won fourth title of the ‘A’ Division League
• 2003: Win fifth ‘A’ Division League crown
• 2006: Equalled RCT’s record of six titles of the top tier league
• 2014: Become the only ‘A’ Division outfit to claim record seven League titles
A Division Super League 2069: Nepal Army Club wins 3 -2 on the day Three Star were crowned the Champions
1 April 2013
By Birat Rai (nepalifootball.com)
Three Star Club has a final hiccup on the day they were crowned Champions as they lose out to Nepal Army Club 3 – 2
Three Star Club’s Captain Santosh Shahukahala’s brace wasn’t enough to make sure there was all smiles on the final day of the A Division League 2069. With having already crowned the Champions Three Star fielding a make-shift team didn’t start well and Nepal Army Club were starting to get into the game. A beautiful cross from the left-flank by Bharat Khawas ended on the path of Santosh Nepali
1 April 2013
By Birat Rai (Nepalifootball.com)
Three Star are Crowned the Champions of 2069 ANFA A Division League
In the last match of the 2069 A Division Super League, Three Star Club was crowned the Champions amidst a function. Hundreds of Three Star fans enjoyed the occasion with beats of drums and trumpet. Three Star with the title bag home the much hyped prize of 75 Lakhs.
Three Star’s Kiran Chemjong was voted the Best Goalkeeper of the League.
Three Star’s Biraj Maharjan was voted the Best Defender of the League.
Friends Club’s Jagjeet Shrestha was voted the Best Midfielder of the League.
Tribhuwan Army Club’s Bharat Khawas was voted the Best Forward of the League.
Three Star’s Pradeep Humagain was voted the Best Coach of the League.
Macchindra FC was adjudged Fair Play Team of the League.
Runner-up Manang Marsyangdi were awarded with the cash-prize of Thirty Five Lakhs.
Tribhuwan Army Club were awarded with Fifteen Lakh for their Third position in the league.
Friends Club were awarded with Seven Lakh for their Fourth position in the league.
New Road Team were awarded with One Lakh Fifty Thousand for their Fifth position in the league.
Macchindra FC was awarded with One Lakh Fifty Thousand for their Sixth position in the league.
Nepal Police Club was awarded with One Lakh for their Seventh position in the league.
Rani Pokhari Corner Team were awarded with One Lakh for their Eight position in the league.
31 March 2013
By Birat Rai (Nepalifootball.com)
Manang Marsyangdi Finishes second in the 2069 Martyr’s Memorial League after winning 2 – 0 against NRT
Manang Marsyangdi ensured they finished second in the ongoing Martyr’s Memorial League after beating aspirant NRT by 2 – 0. By clinching the victory Manang Marsyangdi ensured they were the only team in the Super League to remain unbeaten.
MMC after their goalless draw against Nepal Police Club played with some jest to win the game and had some purpose to win the game unlike their early match. They started the better of the two and it was in the 32nd minute when Shiva Shrestha gave MMC the lead. It was a placed finish into the corner of the net. Their second goal came from their charismatic captain Anil gurung when he swiftly passed the ball back into the net from penalty spot.
This win game them some shout where their league campaign was quite frenzy with lots of ups an down, change of coach and at a point out of league contention.
New Road Team finishes fifth with 35 points and MMC is second with 41 points.
NRT’s Coach Deken Suwal:
“We had a very strong season. We lacked focus in many easy games we should have won. We weren’t consistent and had poor results against the weaker opponents despite we had brilliant results against the big boys. Our club is facing financial problems and are in debt. That’s why we can’t attract good investment on facilities and players. But overall the club is satisfied with this seasons outcomes.”
Manang Marsyandi’s Coach Chiring Lopsang:
“Definitely the club missed out on the title, but as of when I took the charge our aim of getting the second place has been reached. We are unbeaten in the Super league and are very happy with the points on the board from the last seven games. The change in management also hampered the game play. I had a time frame of a week to prepare the team for the Super League and that was apparent in the field as the team lacked tactical awareness and team co-ordination.”