KATHMANDU, May 23: Nepal wrapped up the AFC U -14 Festival of Football with a 3-0 win over Bangladesh at the ANFA ground, Satdobato on Wednesday.
Ananta Tamang, Suman Parajuli and Heman Thapa scored one apiece during the 60-minute match played under second format. On Tuesday, Nepal had defeated India 3-1 and registered a 4-0 win over Sri Lanka.
Likewise, India had thumped Bhutan 6-0 and Sri Lanka 2-0.
Five South Asian countries -- India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and host Nepal -- had participated in the festival. The festival that began in 2004 is no longer seen as a competitive event.
Besides the football matches, the festival also featured AFC C License Coaching Course, referee course and physiotherapist course. Altogether 16 coaches and 18 referees from the South Asian region had participated in the AFC C License Coaching Course and referee course respectively during the festival.
AFC coaching instructor Vaithilingam Subramaniam from Singapore and assistant instructor Choki Nima of Bhutan conducted the coaching course. Similarly, referee instructors Norbu Ishiyama and Hussain Ghadanferi conducted the referee course.
National Sports Council Member Secretary Yuvaraj Lama and Ishiyama among other distributed certificates to players, officials and other participants.