Coca-Cola Cup Qualifiers got underway at ANFA Technical Center, Butwal, Rupandehi on Monday.
Summit English Boarding School defeated Scholars Home English Boarding School(Red) 2-0 in the opening match.
Suman Chand Thakuri and Deepak Chhetri scored apiece for the winning team.
Rupandehi District Nepali Congress VP Khil Raj Pandey inaugurated the tournament. Rupandehi District Sports Development Committee VP Mukti Adhikari, Rupandehi DFA President Dirgha Kumar KC, Rupandehi DFA VP Bhupendra Bahadur Thapa, General Secretary Lok Pun and other officials were also present in the inauguration program.
Total 56 teams, 52 boys teams and 4 girls teams, are taking part in the school level tournament.
Siddhi Children’s Academy vs Smriti Boarding School (White), Glory English Boarding School Vs Nawa Prabhat English Boarding School, Butwal Elite English Boarding School vs Pal English Boarding School and Janajyoti Ma Vi vs Motipur Ma Vi will take place on Tuesday.
Winners of boys’ category will receive Rs.30,000 while runners-up will get Rs.20,000. Two semifinalists will get Rs.5000 each.
In girls’ category, winning team will be awarded with Rs.10,000 whereas runners-up team will receive Rs.5000.
Winners and runners-up of both categories will qualify for regional qualifiers.
Final will be played on Shrawan 23.