Participating teams of the SAFF U-19 Championship in Kathmandu have expressed to put up a good display ahead of the opening match of the regional youth tournament.
Coaches and Captains from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Nepal addressed the media in the pre-match conference on Wednesday at ANFA Complex in Satdobato.
Nepal, Pakistan and Maldives are pooled in Group A of the tournament while India, Bhutan and Bangladesh are in Group B of the competition.
India begin the tournament against Bangladesh at 1:30 pm at Dasharath Stadium while Nepal will face Pakistan at 5:30 pm at the same venue.
Nepal's head coach Sunil Shrestha has announced his 23-member squad for the tournament. Two players have been kept as reserves.
Goalkeepers: Jiyarath Sheikh, Rubin Bogati, Amit Tamatta
Defenders: Semanta Thapa, Bishal Nepali, Bikram Tamang, Aayush Timsina, Ashwin Ghorasainee, Dipak Thapa Magar, Ninsang Parangden (Limbu), Gaurav Maharjan
Midfielders: Kushal Deuba, Lachhu Thapa, Prashant Laksam, Abinash Syangtan, Anil Bhomjan, Dhan Singh BK, Harish Raj Bhatta, Nelson Tamang
Forward: Samir Tamang, Nirajan Dhami, Sujan Dangol, Siddhartha Adhikari
Reserves: Niraj Karki, Nishant Tamang