11 April 2013
By Birat Rai (nepalifootball.com)
Sandip Rai is honoured with Ncell Player of the Year beating fellow compatriot Bharat Khawas by a huge margin.
Amidst a program organised by ANFA at the ANFA complex Satdobato, Sandip Rai of Three Star Club was declared the NCELL Players of the Year. He received a total of 111317 SMS votes , 912 votes by coaches and 439 votes by different media personnel. Sandip Rai won a Hyundai EON car for being the NCELL player of the Year.
Second placed Bharat Khawas of Nepal Army was reeling behind the eventual winner. He got a total of 61408 SMS votes. He was the coaches favourite with getting 1256 votes and 758 votes by journalist.
Anil Gurung of Manang Marsyangdi was third with total SMS votes 85970, 664 votes by coaches and 410 votes by media personnel.
A total of 111 ANFA recognised coach voted whilst 54 reputed media houses voted for the NCELL player of the Year Award.
NCELL player SANDIP RAI:
“I’m very grateful to those who have SMS voted me. I would like to thank them for believing me as a good footballer. Also, I’m highly indebted to the National coaches who recognised my performance over this year. I also heartily thank ANFA and NCELL for this kind of reward ”