Wednesday, June 19

Two clubs led by former national team captains relegated

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu – Two football clubs led by former captains of the national football team of Nepal have been relegated from the Qatar Airways Martyrs Memorial A Division League.

The two Lalitpur-based clubs led by former captain Anil Gurung and Biraj Maharjan have been relegated from the top-flight league. Anil Gurung is the captain of Brigade Boys Club (BBC) while Biraj Maharjan is the skipper of Chyasal Youth Club. Both the clubs have been relegated with one match remaining.

BBC were relegated after being defeated by new entrant Satdobato Youth Club  3-2 on Monday. Anil Gurung had started his career from BBC 17 years ago but was unable to prevent the club from relegation while leading the team. After his debut from BBC, Anil Gurung joined other top clubs such as Three Star, Manang Marshyangdi Clun, NRT and India’s Shilong Lajong. After returning from I League, Gurung spent some time with MMC and Three Star and finally joined BBC.

He managed to score only one goal during the ongoing league. BBC have been relegated for the third time. Prior to this, BBC were relegated in 2063 BS and 2068 BS.

Meanwhile, Chyasal came into limelight this season for signing high-profile players like former national team captain Biraj Maharjan, national player Kamal Shrestha, Italian player of Nepali origin Bikash Meraglia, Santosh Sahukhala, who has scored 100 league goals, and Karna Limbu who is also a household name in Nepali football. However, Chyasal could not perform well in the league.  

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