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April 6, 2017 10:33 AM NPT
OKHALDHUNGA, April 6: Sixth Byakul Maila Gold Cup Football Tournament is all set to begin in Okhaldhunga district from April 7.
The preparations for the six day -football tournament have reached the final phase, the tournament organizer told Republica Online.
According to the tournament organizer, the football ground has already been repaired.
In 2013, local youths had taken initiative to organize football tournament at Balembazar located in Hilepani-Sokmatar of Okhaldhunga district every year.
The rationale behind their initiative was to make the home district of the national anthem composer Byakul Maila known to people and contribute to the development of the district.
Naya Nepal Sarokar Samaj(NNSS), Hilepani Football Club(HFC) and Dudhkaushika Primary School(DPS) are going to organize the football competition jointly.
17 teams of players from various districts including Okhaldhunga, Khotang, Sindhuli, Udayapur, Solukhumbu, Kathmandu, and Lalitpur are partaking in the football tournament .
Border expert Budhinarayan Shrestha is scheduled to inaugurate the tournament.
The team finishing first will win 103 tola gold as well as Rs 100,000, the team standing second 80 tola gold and Rs 50,000 and the team finishing third 70 tola gold and Rs 25,000.
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