1st Prachanda Thaiba memorial knockout football championship got underway on Saturday in Butwal.
Shaubagya yuwa club defeated Valley club Palpa 1-0 in the opening match. Akash Gurung scored the match winning goal. Surya Thapa became the man of the match.
Earlier, mother of late Thaiba, Sukanya Thaiba inaugurated the championship.
The championship has a winning purse of NRs 55,555 and runners up team wil get NRs 25,555.
20 teams are taking part in the event.