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  • 2019-08-06

Kalin reduce his preliminary roster to 31-men

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.

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  • 2019-08-02

Nepal U23 begins preparation

Nepal U-23 national football team have officially begun preparation for the South Asian Games (SAG) which is slated to be held in Nepal from December 1-10.

Kathmandu and Pokhara is hosting the multi-sports event.

Almost 25 players in the head coach Bal Gopal Maharjan’s provisional squad reported the first day training session at the ANFA Complex.

Head Coach Maharjan had called up 45 players including five senior players in the preliminary camp for the South Asian Games.

The men’s football team in the SAG are allowed three senior players in the team. 

The U23 players who are preparing for the World Cup Qualifiers with the senior national team will be training with the national team while the other players will practice under Bal Gopal Maharjan.

Preliminary Squad:

Goalkeepers: Kiran Chemjong, Roman Rasaili, Arpan Karki, Deep Karki, Dev Limbu, Pradeep Bhandari, Abishek Baral.

Defenders: Rohit Chand, Ashim Bhusal, Bishwash Udas, Ananta Tamang, Dinesh Rajbansi, Bikash Khawash, Tshiring Gurung, Gaurav Budathoki, Rajan Gurung, Roman Limbu, Suman Aryal, Amit Tamang.

Mifielders: Hemant Thapa Magar, Roshan Pahari, Sesehang Angadembe, Nitin Thapa, Tej Tamang, Arik Bista, Aruj Singh, Bikram Lama, Ashok Thapa, Bijaya Shrestha, Sujal Shrestha, Dipesh Ale Magar, Anjan Bista, Sunil Bal, Sushant Shrestha, Ram Chandra Wajee.

Forwards: Bimal Gharti Magar, Dhiraj Shrestha, Rajesh Pariyar, Nawayug Shrestha, Mikchen Tamang,

Abishek Rijal, Prizen Tamang, Rejin Subba, Rajiv Lopchan, Pujan Uparkoti.  

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  • 2019-07-10

Committee formed to investigate altercation during National Team Training

The All Nepal Football Association has formed a three-member committee to investigate about the conflict between National Football Team’s Athletic Trainer Bivek Bikrant Adhikari and Nepal National Team player Kiran Chemjong.

The ANFA had named ANFA Ex.Co Memeber Madhu Sudan Upadhaya as the coordinator of the committee. The panel also includes Suryanath Adhikari and Sanjib Mishra.

The committee is asked to submit the reports to ANFA before July 14, 2019. 

Kiran and Bivek were involved in an altercation during the National team training on June 24, 2019. 

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  • 2019-05-20

Kalin announces his final squad for upcoming friendlies

Nepal Men’s national team head coach, Johan Kalin has announced his squad for the upcoming international friendlies next month.

Nepal will face Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on June 2, and afterward, June 6, the team will play Chinese Taipei in an international friendly.

The match is part of the preparation matches for the FIFA World Cup 2020 Qualifiers.

Nepal Head Coach, Johan Kalin said: “It an opportunity for us to continue building a way of playing. We expect two tough games and hopefully we can take steps forwards.

“The selection is based on training done. Some new players have performed very well in the practice session and hopefully they can prove themselves in the games also.

“Some of the players have fitness problems and we have chosen to pick fully fit players to this games.”

Here’s the squad:

Goalkeepers: Kiran Chemjong, Alan Neupane, Bikesh Kuthu

Defenders: Biraj Maharjan, Saroj Dahal, Rajeen Dhimal, Suman Aryal, Ananta Tamang, Ajit Bhandari, Devendra Tamang, Ravi Silwal.

Midfielders/Forwards: Sunil Bal, Ravi Paswan, Sujal Shrestha, Bishal Rai, Rohit Chand, Bikram Lama, Santosh Tamang, Tej Tamang, Bimal Rana, Nawayug Shrestha, Abishek Rijal, Anjan Bista.

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  • 2019-05-03

Nepal to play Chinese Taipei in an international friendly

Nepal National men's football team will play Chinese Taipei in an international friendly in Kaohsuiung on June 6, 2019. 

The match will allow Nepal practice for this year's FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers. 

Nepal national team head coach Johan Kalin will soon start the training for national team.

"Good for us to get a game against a higher ranked team. We will work hard until the game to be as prepared as possible." said Kalin. 

 

 

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  • 2019-03-07

Two Friendly Lined up for Nepal Men's Team

7 March 2019 - The All Nepal Football Association can confirm that the Nepal National Men’s Football Team will play two-friendly matches against the national team of Kuwait and Malaysia.

Nepal will play against Kuwait on March 21 in Kuwait and will play against Malaysia five days later on March 26 in Malaysia.

It would be fifth and seventh time for Nepal to face Kuwait and Malaysia respectively.

Nepal’s newly appointed head coach Johan Kalin will soon finalized the squad for the friendlies

Head coach Kalin said: “As this is my first task, the two matches will be valuable match experience for me and the team. All young players (U-23) are in the preparatory camp for AFC U-23 Championship Thailand 2020 Qualifiers so there are some new faces in my team. It will be a test for us to see where we are at the moment. We expect two tough games.”  

The Swedish is assisted by Kiran Shrestha for building up the team for the matches.

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