Police to wait till Wednesday for top spot


KATHMANDU, May 23: Had the Martyrs Memorial Red Bull A Division League Football Tournament match scheduled for Sunday not been postponed, a victory over United Youth Club could have put Nepal Police Club on top of the points table.

A match between defending champion Police and United will complete the fifth round matches of the league.

Police is likely to have an upper hand against United, which got promoted to top flight in the current season and is in 16th position in the 18-team contest. Unlike Police which has maintained its winning run and occupies sixth spot with 12 points from four matches played, United is looking for its first victory.

A victory will put Police on top of the league table, ahead of New Road Team (NRT) that also has maintained its winning streak and accumulated 15 points. Police has a better goal difference between the two teams. Police has plus 18 goals while NRT has plus 10 goals.

As the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has postponed the matches scheduled for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for three days citing technical reasons, Police will have to wait till at least Wednesday to reclaim the top spot.

Laxmi Hyundai Manang Marshyangdi Club was scheduled to play against Nepal Army Club in the second match on Sunday. The match will also be played on Wednesday.

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