Anjan Bista's solitary strike settled the international friendly against Pakistan in Nepal's favor at the Dasharath Stadium on Wednesday.
Bista scored eight minutes from time to win the friendly for Nepal. Bista stretched on a cross from Sunil Bal to score the goal. It is Bista's fourth goal in two matches for the national side. He had also scored a hat-trick in the 3-1 victory against Bangladesh on September 27 at the same venue.
Having scored 11 international goals, Bista now trails only to Hari Khadka and Nirajan Rayamajhi by two goals.
Pakistan had put up a spirited performance but their comeback in the international stage ended in the narrow defeat.
All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) on Monday held separate meeting with B and C division clubs at ANFA Complex.
The meeting with the clubs agreed to begin the Martyr's Memorial 'C' Division League from May 5, 2023. The meeting also agreed to fix the date of Martyr's Memorial 'B' Division League in next round of talks.
Representatives of C division clubs had taken part in the meeting. ANFA President Pankaj Bikram Nembang, Vice President Dawa Lama, General Secretary Kiran Rai, Ex-Co members Purushottam Thapa and Bikash Narayan Shrestha and Spokesperson Suresh Shah were present in the meeting.
ANFA has also increased the preparation money for C division clubs from Rs 950,000 to Rs 1.1 million.
The Pakistani national football team has arrived for the friendly match against Nepal on November 16.
The team landed in Kathmandu on early Monday morning.
Nepal will play the friendly at 5 pm on Dasharath Stadium. Tickets for the match have been fixed at Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.
The match will be broadcasted live by Kantipur Television.
Nepali national U-15 women's team arrived home on Saturday after winning the SAFF U-15 Women's Championship.
National Sports Council Member Secretary Tanka Lal Ghising, ANFA President Pankaj Bikram Nembang, senior Vice President Bir Bahadur Khadka, Vice Presidents Birat Jung Shahi and Dawa Lama and other Ex-Co members welcomed the team at the airport.
Nepal drew 1-1 with Bangladesh and finished top of the table to win the regional championship.
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