KATHMANDU, Dec. 7 -- Machhindra loses again

The departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club, who was on a chase with the leader Manang Marshyangdi Club, has faced a setback after a goalless draw against Friends Club in Lalitpur on Thursday.

At the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) Complex in Satdobato, Army had to share the point with Friends as its main player could not play due to suspension.

Army's main striker and captain Bharat Khawas was out of the match for facing two yellow cards in his first five games, and his replacement Nawayug Shrestha, who played the last 10 minutes of the match, could not do anything useful to grab a win for the departmental side.

Shrestha was out of the playing order due to heel injury and has played onl...