Jun 20, 2024

Mahendra Jyoti Ex Students Forum and Khumjung Yuva Club entered the Khumbu Lhosar Cup finals

Mahendra Jyoti Ex Students Forum and Khumjung Yuva Club entered the Khumbu Lhosar Cup finals

KATHMANDU:Mahendra Jyoti Ex Students Forum and Khumjung Yuva Club qualified to the finals of the 14th edition of the 'Khumbu Lhosar Cup' football competition after winning their respective semi-finals today at Kathmandu's Sano Gaucharan Sports Ground. In the first encounter between Mahendra Jyoti Ex Students Forum and Damichhowa football squad, Mahendra Jyoti Ex Students Forum won by penalty shootout after both teams failed to score within the time limit.

Mahendra Jyoti Ex Students Forum player Nigma Temwa Sherpa was named man of the match. Similarly, in today's second semi-final match between Khumbu Yambu Sherpa Society and Khumjung Yuva Club, Khumjung Yuva Club triumphed by a 1-0 margin. Chiring Sherpa, a Khumjung Yuva Club player, was named Man of the Match. According to organizers, the third-place match will begin tomorrow at 11:00 p.m., followed by the final match at 1:00 p.m.

This tournament, which has been held for the past 13 years following the Sherpa community's Lhosar (New Year) event, will be held among adolescents born in various villages in Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality in Solukhumbu and currently residing in Kathmandu.

The tournament will consist of 16 matches played over the course of eight days. This is the 14th edition of the 'Khumbu Lhosar Cup', the Sherpa community's largest football tournament. The competition has eight teams: Dumichho Football Team, Namche Yuva Group, Khumjung Youth Club, Amadblam Youth Club, Khunde Community Club, Mahendra Jyoti Ex (Former) Vidyarthi Manch, Khumbu Yambu Sherpa Society, and Khumbu Veterans.

The 14th edition of the competition was co-organized by Yambu Thamisro Kidug Kathmandu and the Umichchhowa Yuva Group, two Thamicho-based organizations. The winner of this tournament will receive the Khumbu Lhosar Cup running shield, medal, and certificate, along with as well as Rs. 1 lakh in cash; the second runner-up team will receive Rs. 50,000; and the third runner-up team will receive Rs. 25,000 in cash, a medal, and a certificate. The competition, which started on February 12th, will end on February 19th (tomorrow) with the closing ceremony.

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