Head coach Chet Narayan Shrestha trimmed his preliminary squad from 46 to 30 after Monday’s selection match played among with the team.
The team also had played a friendly match with Nepal U16 team last Friday.
Coach Shrestha said that the omitted players are promising but still needs to improve themselves.
“Few players (12 players) in the squad has A Division experience and I believe that the reduced players can improve by playing domestic competitions and leagues.
Nepal have been placed in Group A of the SAFF U18 Championship alongside Bhutan, Maldives and Pakistan.
“My team have clear objective, to reach final and win it. We are in fair group and for us the important thing is Nepal is hosting the championship.”
“We may not be the favorite team but we are ready,” said Shrestha to ANFA Media.
APF Stadium, Kathmandu is hosting the championship from 20 to 29 September 2019.
Shrestha will announce his final 23-member squad in the first week of September.
Goalkeepers: Bishal Sunar, Rohit Karki, Surya Adhikari, Pujan Hona.
Defenders: Bishal Basnet, Randip Poudel, Padam Bhattarai, Ashim Gurung, Sujan Sharma, Nabin Gurung, Roshan Dong, Bishant Basnet, Alik Rumba, Anjan Maharjan.
Midfielders: Sishir Lekhi, Dipesh Gurung, Roshan Rana Magar, Rajan Pun, Akash Buda Magar, Rejin Majhi, Jaya Gurung, Manish Thapa, Kushal Phuya, Nitin Thapa.
Forwards: Brijesh Chaudhary, Sachu Gurung, Niraj Chaudhary, Kailash Lamichhane, Darshan Gurung, Manish Dangi.