By a Staff Reporter
Kathmandu – Tribhuvan Army Club’s forward Navayug Shrestha and defender Bikash Khawas have returned back to action after recuperating from their injury. Both Shrestha and Khawas made their comeback as substitute players during the club’s quarterfinal match against Manebhanjyang FC on Wednesday during the Jhapa Gold Cup which is being held in Birtamode.
Both the players entered the pitch in the 78th minute as Tribhuvan Army Club were leading the match 3-0. Shrestha was sent in place of George Prince Karki while Khawas replaced Deepak Gurung.
Khawas returned back to action after almost a year. He was injured during a friendly match against Kyrgyzstan’s Olympic team about 11 months ago. Despite his injury, he played an AFC Cup qualifier against Sri Lanka Police Club on April 7, 2021, which further aggravated his injury. He then headed towards India’s Goa with his club to play against Bengaluru FC. But he was unable to play after the first half. He went on playing domestic matches. When his nagging injury did not subside, he learnt that his ATSL was torn. Then he started treatment.
Meanwhile, Shrestha returned back to action after almost five months of absence. He had undergone an operation on November 11 following an injury to his medial collateral ligament of right knee. He had sustained an injury during a friendly match against Brigade Boys Club held as a preparation for the A Division League. Shrestha was in the team that played the SAFF Championship recently in the Maldives.