Mahendra Police Club wins 2007 Nepal league title

Mahendra Police Club defeated Tribhuwan Army Club 2-0 to clinch the Nepal League title. The win also helped them book a ticket to Lahore, Pakistan, for the AFC President’s Cup to be played from 17 to 27 May. “I am happy that our hard work paid off. We worked hard throughout the season and we played our natural game today. TAC’s defensive strategy also gave an edge to us,” an elated MPC coach Krishna Shrestha told AFCMedia. MPC received a cash prize of Nepalese rupees two million (US$29,600) while the runners-up got half that amount. Former champions Three Star Club downed Jawalakhel Youth Club 3-1 to finish third in the league.

FINAL STANDINGS: 1. MPC 65, 2. TAC 63, 3. Three Star Club 57, 4. Manang Marshyangdi Club 55, 5. Armed Police Force 46, 6. Macchindra FC 39, 7. Friends Club 36, 8. New Road Team 35, 9. Sankata Club 31, 10. Rani Pokhari Corner Team 28, 11. Jawalakhel Youth Club 20, 12. Boys Union Club 18, 13. Saraswoti Club 14, 14. Brigade Boys Club 10.