Ilam, Feb 1: Jhapa eleven has entered the semi-final of Mai Valley Gold Cup football tournament by defeating Sahara Football Club Pokhara by 2-1.
In the quarter-final match held Monday, Jhapa took the lead with a goal from Yogesh Gurung in the 14th minute. The score was leveled in the second half with a goal from Sahara in the 69th minute. However, Bishal Rai of Jhapa scored soon after in the 71st minute, which proved decisive for the match.
A total of 10 teams from Nepal and India are taking part in the tournament, which includes a cash prize of Rs. 350,000 for the winner and Rs. 175,000 for the runner-up team.