BIRGUNJ, Feb 9: Tribhuvan Army Club lifted the title of Second National Hockey Tournament that concluded in Birgunj on Saturday. Army defeated Mid-western Region 1-0 in tie-breaker in the final match held at Adarshanagar stadium in Birgunj.
Neither side was able to score in the regular 70 minutes. The match was decided through tie-breaker after the added 14 minutes also ended in a goalless draw.
The champion team bagged a purse of Rs 50,000 while the runner-up received Rs 30,000.
Earlier in the day, Far-western Region edged past Western Region 1-0 in the third place playoff with a lone goal from Ramesh Pakhrin. Far-western was awarded Rs 20,000.
Army´s coach Baburam Nepali was adjudged the best coach and was awarded Rs 15,000. Rajesh Nath Adhikari of Central Region was declared the best player. Adhikari bagged a purse of Rs 5,000.
National Sports Council Member Secretary Yuvaraj Lama and Nepal Hockey Association President Umesh Lal Shrestha gave away the awards to the winners.
Altogether six teams -- one each from five development regions and Army -- had participated in the five-day event organized by Parsa District Hockey Association.