Sunday, May 19

Three Star bid farewell to Ananta Tamang

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu – Ruslan Three Star Club has bid farewell to defender Ananta Tamang, who is all set to play in the Indian Super League (ISL).

Tamang, who is also a vital member of the national football team of Nepal, was given a farewell by Three Star Club’s officials amid a function on Tuesday. The club officials wished for his success in the Indian league. Tamang is leaving for India at 1 pm on Wednesday.

He joined ISL side SC East Bengal last week. Tamang has become the first Nepali player to join ISL. Three Star had released him after he got an opportunity to play for the Indian team. The club has signed Tamang for the rest of the current season. Although he will be playing in the ISL for a short period, the club had been chasing him since a long time. East Bengal are second from bottom in the ISL with 10 points from 17 matches.

Tamang, who was playing the A Division League in  Nepal for Ruslan Three Star Club, had picked up an injury last month. Since then, Tamang was busy recuperating from the injury and also missed both of the recent friendly matches of Nepal against Mauritius.

Tamang had earlier trained from Spain’s Marbella United. He started his career from Sudur Paschim Football Club and made his way to the national league. He came into limelight when Nepal lifted the SAFF U-19 Championship title I n 2015. He had scored the winning penalty shot as the stand-in skipper during the final match.

He was an important member of the national football team when Nepal lifted the  title of Bangabandhu Gold Cup in  2016, 12th South Asian Games gold medal and Solidarity Cup. Tamang had performed exceptionally well when Nepal won the 13th SAG gold in 2019.

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