A huge crowd was gathered at the Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu to welcome the Gold Medal winner in Football at the 12th South Asian Game (SAG). The victory was the first in the last 23 years. The win was important after the police arrested various players accusing them of match fixing in various international games.
Among the public present at the airport to welcome the victorious Team Nepal, were some well known artists. Among the artists were Deepak Raj Giri, Deepa Shree Niraula, Nirmal Sharma, Jitu Nepal, singers Pramod Kharel, singer Komal Oli, actress Chhulthim Gurung and Yuvaraj Chaulagain.
Team Nepal had won the final game against Indian team in the final of the football game in SAG. The team arrived in Tribhuvan Airport at 4:45 on Wednesday.
The employees of Airport authority had gone to the aircraft to welcome the victorious team. After the welcome ceremony, the team members were taken in an Army vehicle in a victory rally. The rally went from Tilganga Chowk, Gaushala, Rato Pul, Gyaneshowr, Kamal Pokhari and ended at the Dasarath stadium. A celebration program was held at the stadium.