Prize amount of the 16th Rara Gold Cup Football Championship has been increased.
The championship to be organized the Sahara Club Pokhara and sponsored by Himshree Foods Pvt Ltd will take place in Pokhara from January 23 to February 3.
A team winning the match will go home with Rs 700,000, a trophy and a certificate while the first runner-up will bag Rs 300,000. Last year, the winner received Rs 501,000 while the first runner-up team Rs 251,000.
Speaking at a press meet organized by Sahara Club here Tuesday, Club President Keshab Thapa said a total of 12 teams from home and India and Bangladesh are taking part in the tournament. They are Manang Marsyangdi, APF Club, Sankata Club, United Sikkim Football Club India, Rumpum Jhapa-11, Uttar Barindhara Club Bangladesh, Tribhuvan Army, Nepal Police, Dharan Football Club, Sudurpaschim-11, Three Star and the host Sahara Club.