Kathmandu, 9 August 2019 – The Nepal National Team will be playing its first match of the World Cup 2022 Preliminary Competition/ AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers in Kuwait, the Kuwait FA agreed to All Nepal Football Association's request to swap the fixtures concering the two sides, Friday morning.
The All Nepal Football Association had requested Kuwait FA, Chinese Taipei FA and Jordan FA to swap the fixtures due to the unavilabitly of the stadium.
Chinese Taipei and Jordan both had agreed but Kuwait FA had propsed both the matches to be played in Kuwait, to which the AFC and FIFA had declined basing their decision on the itegrity of the competition.
Following the acceptance from Kuwait, it is now confirmed that the first match shall be held in Kuwait on 5 September 2019. The match against Australia shall be held as per the orginial schedule.
As for the home matches, the All Nepal Football Associatioin (ANFA) is in talks with the National Sports Council and other member associations of the AFC to have it hosted in a neutral venue or in Nepal itself.
"We have been coordinating with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the National Sports Council to host Nepal's match on November 19 in Nepal. If we forsee the facilities in Nepal will not be ready by then we shall go for a neutral venue," said Kiran Rai, ANFA Spokesperson/ Ex.Co member.
Here are the fixtures followin the change:
Kuwait VS Nepal: Kuwait (Sept. 5)
Chinese Taipei VS Nepal: Taipei ( Sept. 10)
Jordan VS Nepal: Jordan (Oct. 15)
Nepal VS Kuwait: Nepal (Nov. 19)
Nepal VS Chinese Taipei: Nepal( 26 March 2020)
Nepal VS Jordan: Nepal (4 June 2020)
Nepal U-15 head coach Sunil Shrestha has announced his final squad for the SAFF U15 Championship that is scheduled to be held in Kalyani, India this month.
The matches will be played in Kalyani Stadium from 21st to 31st August.
52 players from nationwide trails and selections were called in the initilal phase of the preparatory camp.
Shrestha is assisted by Raj Kumar K.C and goalkeeping coach Binod Maharjan.
“I think we have fair chance to win the championship but I won’t say that we are going to start as favorites. India is a bit tough opponent and we play them in our first match.”’
“The first match is going to be very crucial and we are sure to make it to the finals and win the championship,”
“We aim to win and the boys will get many things to learn from the championship,” said Shrestha to ANFA Media.
Nepal will take on India in the inaugural match of the championship.
Nepal’s next match will be on August 23 against Sri Lanka, followed by Bangladesh on August 27and against Bhutan on August 29.
The top two teams from the round robin stage will play the finals on August 31.
Goalkeepers: Ishwor Gurung, Manoj Dahal, Jenius K.C.
Defenders: Pragyan Maharjan, Abishek Waiba, Pramish Gurung, Ajay Chaudhary, Jan Limbu, Roshan Thapa.
Midfielders: Janme Jay Dhami, Nirajan Malla, Pradip Lamsal, Nitesh Shrestha, Ashim Rai, Bipin Tumsing Magar, Amir Hamid, Mohit Gurung, Nirajan Khattri, Anil Chaulagai.
Forwards: Krishan Adhikari Yadav, Krish Sapkota, Sugan Jimee, Sasank Bohora.
Head coach Johan Kalin on Tuesday has reduced his preliminary roster of the national team to 31-men for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers.
Kalin’s 36-man preliminary squad has been preparing for the Qualifiers from last few months at the ANFA Complex.
Kamal Shrestha, Nitin Thapa, Sesehang Amdangbe, Amit Tamang and Mickchen Tamang are the five players cut by head coach Kalin.
Except Manang Marshyandi defender Kamal Shrestha, other axed players will then report the U23 training camp since the team is preparing for the South Asian Games under Bal Gopal Maharjan.
31-Men Preliminary Squad:
Biraj Maharjan, Kiran Chemjong, Bikesh Kuthu, Bikram Lama, Sujal Shrestha, Nawayug Shrestha, Bishal Rai, Anjan Bista, Ranjit Dhimal, Santosh Tamang, Bimal Rana, Alan Neupane, Ajit Bhandari, Abishek Rijal, Ravi Silwal, Saroj Dahal, Tej Tamang, Suman Aryal, Devendra Tamang, Ravi Paswan, Ananta Tamang, Sunil Bal, Suvash Gurung, Dinesh Rajbansi, Heman Gurung, Bishal Shrestha, Bimal Pandey, Tridev Gurung, Bharat Khawash, Bimal Gharti Magar, Rohit Chand.
Nepal U18 Boy's Football team has started their preparation for the SAFF U18 Championship to be played in Kathmandu next month.
Head Coach Chet Narayan Shrestha had named 46 players for the preliminary phase of selection for the SAFF U18 Championship.
The players were selected on the basis of their performance during the Lalit Memorial U18 Championship held three weeks ago.
The championship is scheduled to be held from September 20-29 at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato.
Nepal U18 Preliminary Squad:
Goalkeepers: Bishal Sunar, Rohit Karki, Surya Adhikari, Pujan Hona, Nishan Khadka, Aakash Ranabhat.
Defenders: Bishal Basnet, Randip Poudel, Padam Bhattarai, Ashim Gurung, Sujan Sharma, Nabin Gurung, Roshan Dong, Yubesh Thapa, Bishant Basnet, Alik Rumba, Anjan Maharjan, Raju Pandit, Bishal Shahi.
Midfielders: Sishir Lekhi, Dipesh Gurung, Roshan Rana Magar, Rajan Pun, Akash Buda Magar, Rejin Majhi, Sanjeev Lama, Jaya Gurung, Manish Thapa, Kushal Phuyal, Aadit Gurung, Shyamu Murmu, Sanju Shrestha, Nitin Thapa, Samrat Sunuwar, Rohan Karki, Mausam Subba.
Forwards: Brijesh Chaudhary, Sachu Gurung, Niraj Chaudhary, Kailash Lamichhane, Karlosh Bakhariya, Darshan Gurung, Abhishek Shrestha, Sanju Sen, Kritis Ratna Chhanju, Manish Dangi.
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