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.
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.