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2021-09-26

Sankhamul go top, Rising Club and Sabin Memorial share points

The Rising Club Dharan and Sabin Memorial FC shared points after a 5-5 draw in the 'A' Division National Futsal League in Pokhara on Sunday.

In the first match of the day, Sudip Gurung scored a hat-trick and Hemanta Thapa Magar found the net twice for The Rising Club. Manish Chhetri and Abhinash Tamang both scored brace and Sunil BK scored once for Sabin Memorial.

Sabin Memorial finished the table in third position, a place above The Rising Club by virtue of better goal difference.

Sankhamul Futsal climbed to the top of the table after a 6-2 win over Dhuku Futsal Hub in the second match of the day. Susaan Shrestha scored twice and Jenish Prajapati, Aruj Singh, Mani Lama and Krijal Khadka all scored once for Sankhamul.

Subrat Narsingh KC and Amit Lama were on the scoresheet for Dhuku. The defeat means Dhuku are seventh in the table.

Bottom-placed Jharna Sports Club will play against Futsal 5 Dharan in the first match on Monday. The second match will be played between Prabhatpheri Youth Club and Lumbini Futsal while Machhindra Sky Goals will take on Sports Castle Pokhara in the final match of the day.

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2021-09-26

Final squad announced for SAFF Championship

Head coach of men's national team Abdullah Almutairi has announced the final squad for SAFF Championship. 

Bikesh Kuthu and Rajan Gurung has been left from the squad currently in closed camp training in Doha, Qatar.

Nepal will begin its SAFF Championship against hosts and defending champions Maldives on October 1. 

Nepal have never been into the final of the Championship.

Final squad: Kiran Kumar Limbu (C) (GK), Deep Karli (GK), Bishal Shrestha (GK), Dinesh Rajbanshi, Suraj Jeu Thakuri, Ananta Tamang, Gautam Shrestha, Suman Aryal, Nitin Thapa, Bishal Rai, Sunil Bal, Aashish Lama, Pujan Uperkoti, Suman Lama, Tej Tamang, Anjan Bista, Sujal Shrestha, Santosh Tamang, Nawayug Shrestha, Ayush Ghalan, Manish Dangi, Kamal Thapa, Rohit Chand

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2021-09-21

U23 squad reduced to 42

The national U23 squad has been trimmed to 42 in the first phase of selection.

Head Coach Bal Gopal Maharjan reduced his squad on Tuesday evening.

Injured Arik Bista has also been included in the squad to continue his rehabilitation process. Seven other members of the squad, currently with the national team in Qatar training camp, will join the squad after the completion of SAFF Championship.

Coach Maharjan had called up 16 more players to the squad adding to the 48 players called up earlier.

The team is scheduled to take part in the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qualifiers in Tajikistan from October 25-31.

Nepal have been drawn alongside Iran, Lebanon and Tajikistan in Group B for the Qualifiers.

Players:

GK: Arpan Karki, Bishal Sunar, Abhishek Baral, Surya Adhikari, Rohit Karki

Defenders: Suman Aryal, Gautam Shrestha, Rajan Gurung, Ashim Bhusal, Randip Paudel, Bishwas Udas, Bishal Basnet, Roman Limbu, Adil Hamid, Ashok Thapa Magar, Anil Maharjan, Abhishek Limbu, Shiva Gurung

Midfielders: Nitin Thapa, Suraj Jeu Thakuri, Ayush Ghalan, Sesehang Angdembe, Jay Gurung, Dipesh Gurung, Rajiv Lopchan, Sishir Lekhi, Akash Buda Magar, Dipesh Ale Magar, Lakhen Limbu, Kushal Phuyal, Roshan Pahadi, Arik Bista

Forward: Ritik Khadka, Manish Dangi, Abhishek Rijal, Darshan Gurung, Prizen Tamang, Dinesh Hemjam, Rejin Subba, Buddha Bal Tamang, Sanjeeb Bista, Dhiraj Shrestha

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2021-09-15

16 more players called up to the U23 team

U23 Head Coach Bal Gopal Maharjan has called up 16 more players in the U23 preliminary squad taking the total number to 64.

The team is scheduled to take part in the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qualifiers in Tajikistan from October 25-31.

Seven players called up for the U23 team are currently with the senior team and will join the camp after the completion of SAFF Championship. The national team is currently in Doha, Qatar, to prepare for the SAFF Championship which begins from October 1 in Maldives.

Nepal have been drawn alongside Iran, Lebanon and Tajikistan in Group B for the Qualifiers.

Players: Arpan Karki (GK), Bishal Sunar (GK), Abhishek Baral (GK), Pujan Hona (GK), Anjal Shrestha (GK), Surya Adhikari (GK), Bishnu KC (GK), Akash Ranabhat (GK), Rohit Karki (GK), Bishwas Chaudhary (GK), Suman Aryal, Gautam Shrestha, Rajan Gurung, Ashim Bhusal, Randip Poudel, Bishwas Udas, Bishal Basnet, Roman Limbu, Prithivi Chaudhary, Adil Hamid, Yogesh Gurung, Roshan Dong, Sonit Dahal, Nitin Thapa, Suraj Jeu Thakuri, Ayush Ghalan, Sesehang Angdembe, Jay Gurung, Ashok Thapa Magar, Dipesh Gurung, Anil Maharjan, Rajiv Lopchan, Sishir Lekhi, Rumesh Bartaula, Akash Buddha Magar, Nirajan Maharjan, Dipesh Ale Magar, Rajat Tiwari, Roshan Rana Magar, Arik Bista, Manish Dangi, Abhishek Rijal, Darshan Gurung, Prizen Tamang, Dinesh Hemjan, Rejin Subba, Buddha Bal Tamang, Kailash Lamichhane, Rajesh Pariyar, Sekhar Khawas, Lakhen Limbu, Ritik khadka, Roshan Pahadi, Abhishek Limbu, Mohan Limbu, Sushan Tamang, Sanjay Chaudhary, Sanjeeb Bista, Shiva Gurung, Dhiraj Shrestha, Shyanshu Bhusal, Nabin Gurung, Bibek Chaudhary, Kushal Phuyal

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