Pokhara, 1 Dec 2009 - The eighth edition of the Aaha Gold Cup will be held at the Pokhara Stadium from January 26 to February 6. Sahara Club Pokhara organizes the most popular football competition played outside the valley every year.
Twelve teams including clubs from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, A division clubs of Nepal, and teams from Eastern and Western Regions as well as the hosts will participate in the event, according to Sahara Club´s General Secretary Keshab Bahadur Thapa.
The winners of the title will bag Rs 150,000 cash and the runners-up Rs 75,000. The hosts have decided to provide Rs 5,000 from this edition to the winners of pre-quarterfinals and quarterfinals to boost the morale of the players. The best team, coach, striker, midfielder, defender and goalkeeper will also receive cash prizes.