Saturday, May 18

Rafiq’s brace helps Friends take three points

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu – Friends Club took home all three points by defeating FC Khumaltar 3-1 in an ongoing Martyr’s Memorial ‘A’ Division League 2023 on Monday at Chyasal Stadium. The highlight of the game was Ghanian Forward Rafiq Aminu, who struck a brace, leading Friends Club to a well-deserved victory.

Rafiq gave Friends Club an early lead by scoring in the 4th minute of the match. He then doubled their lead in the 16th minute, making it a difficult situation for FC Khumaltar to come back into the game.

However, FC Khumaltar managed to reply one through Messouke Olomou, who scored his 13th goal in the league in the 67th minute, keeping him at the top of the Highest Scorer’s list.

Friends Club confirmed their victory when Santosh Khatri scored his first goal of the league in the 78th minute.

With this win, Friends Club left the relegation zone and moved to the 9th position with 19 points from 16 matches, while the defeat took FC Khumaltar into the relegation zone with 17 points from the same number of matches.

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