Nepal SAG Gold Medal 2019, Kathmandu Nepal
Defending champion Nepal defeated Bhutan in the men’s football final of the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) which was held in Kathmandu. Nepal defeated Bhutan 2-1 and won the gold in the final played at Dasarath Stadium.
Abhishek Rijal and Sunil Bal scored for the host team, while captain Chencho Gyeltshen also known as Bhutanese Ronaldo scored for Bhutan. This was Nepal’s 4th gold medal in football at South Asian Games. Nepal had also won football gold medals at regional sports events in 1984, 1993 and 2016.
In the first half, Nepal and Bhutan both scored a goal. Nepali team also known as Gorkhali scored the first goal in the match. Nepalese youngster Abhishek Rijal scored an early goal against Bhutan in the 16th minute. His goal in the final against Bhutan was his third goal in the tournament.
However, Bhutan scored an equalizer goal against Nepal in the 36th minute. Bhutan’s skipper Chencho Gyeltshen scored an amazing goal for Dragons Boys. He overtook two defenders and slammed past diving Nepal’s goalie Bikesh Kuthu and brought silence in the stadium.
Nepal led the match with Sunil Bal’s goal in the 52nd minute of the second half. He scored with an amazing header following a free-kick from defender Ananta Tamang. Sunil Bal’s goal brought an eruption among the audience in the stadium.
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