Nepal to play friendly with Malaysian League Champion

  • 2019-08-14

Nepal national football team will face Johor Darul Ta’ Zim FC on August 26, 2019 as part of their final preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Preliminary Competition /AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers.

Johan Kalin’s men will face the Malaysian Super League Champion at the Pasar Gudang Stadium in Johar City, Malaysia, just 10 days before they begin their 2022 FIFA World Cup Preliminary Competition /AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers campaign.

Nepal are in Group B of the Preliminary Qualifiers Round 2 along with Australia, Jordan, Chinese Taipei and Kuwait.

Nepal will play Kuwait on September 5 at Jaber Al-Hamad International Stadium, Kuwait.

“It’s good to get a game as a friendly,” said Nepal head coach Johan Kalin.

“We are glad that Jarul Ta’ Zim FC is ready to play us. Games are of course important for us as the preparation and we look forward to play Darul Ta’ Zim FC,” he added.

Regarding the match with Kuwait, he said, “Kuwait has done some impressive results lately and played many of the games,”

“ Our players have been working very hard to prepare for this game. We look stronger and stronger as a team. Now we need to play games to know where we stand.”

In the last two fixtures, Nepal had once drawn Kuwait 0-0 and lost 1-0 with Kuwait in March.

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