By a Staff Reporter
Kathmandu – After defeating 8-times champion Manang Marshyangdi Club on Tuesday, Nepal Police Club secured their third victory in an ongoing Martyr’s Memorial ‘A’ Division League 2023 defeating debutant FC Khumaltar 3-1 on Thursday at Dasarath Rangasala.
Police’s foreign recruit, Lebanese Ahmad Hijazi, scored a brace, and Ghanian Moses Gyabaah Twum netted once to seal their victory. Although Messouke Olomou managed to score a consolation for Khumaltar, it was not enough to overcome the strong performance of the Policemen.
Despite the win, Police remained at the bottom of the table, having accumulated only 12 points from 13 matches, which is just a point behind FC Khumaltar who is in the 12th position. The win was crucial for Police to stay in the league and to continue fighting for a better position at the table.
Earlier at the ANFA Complex, APF Football Club and Friends Club shared a point playing a 1-1 draw.
Pradip Lama gave APF a lead in the 27th minute before Rafiq Aminu canceled APF’s lead in the 52nd minute. Rafiq received a long pass from Torric Jebrin from their own half and tapped in the ball, beating APF’s goalkeeper Anjal Shrestha, who came out of his den to clear the ball.
The draw allowed Friends Club to climb to the 9th position with 15 points from 13 matches, while APF remained constant in the 6th position with 18 points from 13 matches.