Tuesday, July 23

Pokhara Thunders secure Arik Bista with maximum bid

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu – New Road Team’s midfielder and national footballer Arik Bista will be featuring in the Nepal Super League representing Pokhara Thunders. He made it to the club through a lottery draw during Friday’s auction.

The decision was taken through lottery draw after five teams were interested in having the player. The minimum bid for ‘A’ category player is Rs 150,000 and the maximum bid is Rs 350,000. He made it through the maximum bid.

Nepal Sports and Event Management (NSEM) is organizing the NSL from April 9. The second edition of the franchise-based league has ten teams after three new teams were added this season. A total of 242 players divided into three categories were auctioned.

The ten teams included in the league are  Jhapa XI, Sporting Ilam Mechi, Birgunj United FC, Kathmandu RayZRs, Dhangadhi FC, Lalitpur FC, Chitwan City FC, Butwal, Lumbini, Pokhara Thunders and Biratnagar City FC.

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