POKHARA, June 18: National striker Anil Gurung secured a lucrative offer from English Premier League giant Chelsea which has called the 24-year-old footballer from Pokhara for a trial for its reserve team.
Sahara Football Club Pokhara and Sahara UK arranged the opportunity for the ace striker and his trip to England. Sahara UK participate in the Aaha Gold Cup football tournament every year.
Bhupendra Gurung, a security staff at Chelsea Football Club, played a major role for Anil´s inclusion in the trial scheduled for July 1.
Anil will play a trial for another prominent English football club Working next year.
Anil Gurung (middle) during the press conference in Pokhara.
Anil started his football career with Sahara Academy in 2001 when he was just 16.
He stayed at Sahara Academy for two years before heading to the capital and played in Martyr´s Memorial A Division League from Brigade Boy´s club.
Anil moved to Nabil Three Star Club in 2004 and joined Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) a year later.
MMC won A Division league that year which catapulted Anil´s career graph.
Anil left MMC to join NRT for annual Rs 312,000 salary.
He has scored 32 goals in 24 appearances in A Division league.
Anil debuted in national football team in 2007 and is a regular member since then.
Sahara UK treasurer Dilip Gurung will accompany Anil to England. They are scheduled to leave on June 24.
Anil promised to give his hundred percent in the trial.
“I have no choice but to succeed” Anil said. “If I fail there, I will return after four months to play A Division league”.
Recently, Indian A division football club Shilong too had offered Anil to join the club.
Hey Anil bro u have always kept Nepals` name at the height.Hope u wont get frosted from the chance u missed 2 play 4 Chelsea. It was not only ur dream but also the dream of whole nation but sometimes bad things happen faster then good things. N that
is not only 2 publish ur n nation name high but u have play good from our country . at lst i hope 4 ur bright future..............Nabin Tembe ,Taplejung
y yar jaile teti matrai news ? ajhai update nagarne ho yar? harek news hero kunai naya update nai hunna ta lllalala abu herum kati deenma update hudo rai6a asa 6 6ittai update hune6a ki kaso ho editor n reporter mahudaye haru!!!
Dear Anil we are proud on you,You can win wherever you go.
Mr Dilkaji Bhujel
i´m a die hard fan of chelsea, and i´m going to watch chelsea´s game at dallas...i´d love to see anil gurung dressed in BLUE...chelsea rules