After the biggest domestic cricket league EPL 2018, Nepal is now preparing for its famous football tournament – International Madan Bhandari Memorial Gold Cup.
The football tournament, of high significance especially for eastern Nepal, is going to start from January 26, 2019, and lasts till February 02, 2019.
The 8-day tournament is considered as the highest-value because of the budgets associated with it. The winner of the tournament gets NPR 1.6 million cash prize and the runner-up will get NPR 800,000.
The Madan Bhandari Gold Cup is the highest-value gold cup in the country, but only after the third International Invitational Khaptad Gold Cup.
The Khaptad Cup is offering NPR 2.1 million for the champion and NPR 1 million for the runner-up.
In order to meet the market expectations, the Madan Gold Cup has also increased its winner and runner-up cash prizes to the current number from its previous value of NPR 1.1 million for winner and NPR 500,000 for runner-up, respectively.
The league is being organized at a total cost of NPR 6.5 million, informed Sanjeev Dhungana on behalf of organizers.
The Madan Bhandari Memorial Gold Cup will see the participation of eight teams in total. This also includes two foreign clubs: India’s George Telegraph Kolkata and Cameroon’s Dauphins Club.
Three Star Club, Tribhuvan Army Club, Jhapa XI, Manang Marshyandgi Club and Nepal Police Club are among the local participants of the tournament.
Besides winner and runner-up, the tournament also has prizes for the ‘best player’, ‘man of the match’ and ‘man of the match-individual categories’.
The best player will win a cash prize of NPR 30,000 and a 42-inch TV. Whereas, man of the match of every single match will get NPR 10,000.
And, the best players of individual categories (best goalkeeper, best defender, best midfielder, best forward and the best coach) will be awarded NPR 20,000 each.
All the best!