Captain of National Football Team Thapa gets apartment

KATHMANDU: The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has provided an apartment to Captain of the National Football Team, Sagar Thapa.

UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ handed over a bunch of key of an apartment of the Mero City to Captain Thapa.

The 28-year-old footballer was provided with the apartment worth Rs 3.3 million for his outstanding performance in national and international football matches for long.

Thapa had played the ‘A’ Division League Football from Friends’ Club a decade ago. Similarly, Thapa had scored a mouthwatering goal against Bangladesh in SAF Championship Football Competition held in New Delhi, India, on December 4, 2011. The goal was ranked as the top five popular goals in the world.

On the occasion, Dahal said that he would hold talks with the Chinese and Indian officials for their support to construct an international-level stadium in Nepal. The UCPN (Maoist) Chairman is leaving for China on April 14.

Likewise, Member Secretary of the National Sports Council Yubraj Lama said that such honors to the sportspersons would help increase their dedication to the sports sector.Also speaking on the occasion, ANFA Chairman Ganesh Thapa said the apartment was provided to the player to help the players for their better livelihood.

Similarly, apartment winner Thapa said the prize has added to responsibility in him and would carry out maximum efforts for better results in the upcoming SAF Championship Football Competition.Earlier, national footballer Rakesh Shrestha had also received an apartment for his contribution to football.