KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Kumari Futsal, Baneshwar Recreation Center and Shankamul Futsal registered wins on Wednesday in the Red Bull National Futsal League played at various futsal arenas of the capital.
Kumari Futsal overcame Highway Futsal 3-1 at its home turf. Abhishek Rijal netted twice for the home team's victory while Rupesh Chhetri added another goal. Amit Tamang scored a consolation goal for Highway.
In another match played at the White Horse Futsal, Baneshwar Recreation Center edged past the home team 5-2. Karun Gyawali and Kalfu Rasaili netted twice for the visiting team Baneshwar. Manish Rana added another. Rupesh Lama and Rajiv Bhujel were on target for the home team.
Meanwhile, Sankhamul Futsal thumped home team Kirtipur Futsal 10-4 in Kirtipur. Abhay Rana and Sher Bahadur Thapa each netted thrice for Sankhamul. Dinesh Rajbanshi scored a brace while Sanjog Chamling and Biplav Dhoj Shah netted one each for the winning team.
Altogether 16 teams are competing in the tournament being held under home and away format. The participating teams are divided into two groups. The event is also the highest cash prized event in domestic futsal. The winner will walk home with a purse of Rs 1 million and the runner-up will go richer by Rs 500,000. Similarly, the best player and best goalkeeper will be rewarded with Rs 50,000 each.