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Bordoloi Trophy final today

By Sports reporter

GUWAHATI, Sept 14 � After 1989, it will be for the first time that two foreign teams � 3 Star Club, Nepal and Abahoni Limited of Bangladesh � will clash in the final of the Bordoloi Trophy tournament to be played at the Nehru Stadium here tomorrow.

The team from Nepal has entered the final in their Bordoloi Trophy debut, while, Abahoni have played on earlier edition of the trophy.

Considering the two teams previous games in the trophy, experts fell that this time the final will be a low-intensity affair.

On the way to the final, 3 Star drew their quarterfinal matches to enter the semifinals. In the semifinals, the club defeated Assam Regimental Centre, Shillong 4-3 in the tie-breaker.

On the other hand, Abahoni drew one match and defeated ASEB in their quarterfinal league matches. In the semifinal, the team defeated local favourite Shillong Lajong 1-0.

The Nepal team has some good players in the likes of Anil Ojha, Ranjeet Shrestha, Rajkumar Ghising, Beiraj Maharajan and the ever-dependent goalkeeper Kiran Chemjung.

Abahoni have some talented Ghana recruits. Npintwum Frank, Ahraf Mahmud, Linkon and Awugude Ibrahim all have great power and subtle skills.

It may be mentioned here that when last time two foreign teams met in the final of the tournament (1989), football buffs had the opportunity to enjoy a high voltage encounter.

Match starts at 5.30 pm

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