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April 23, 2014
Gurung named Nepal's Football Player of the Year

Anil Gurung is presented with the keys to the Hyundai Eon awarded to him as the Ncell Football Player of the Year (Photo: NSJF)
by Hemanta Kafle, NSJF Secretary General

KATHMANDU, April 23, 2014 - Nepali international forward Anil Gurung has won the Ncell Football Player of the Year (PoY) award .

Gurung received 98.71 percent of the total votes and was awarded a Hyundai Eon car worth Rs 1.7 million. "This is by far the biggest award I have ever received," said Gurung. "This is the reward for all the hard work I have put in on the field. I had a wonderful season last year where we (MMC) also won the league. The honour makes the season even more memorable." Of the total 1,75,942 SMS votes, Gurung received 1,64,729.

Nepal Police Club forward Bharat Khawas and his teammate midfielder Bhola Siwal finished inside the top three of the 20 players in contention. The voting method devised by the Nepal Football Association accounts for points awarded by sports journalists and coaches as well as SMS voting in the choice for the overall winner.

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