Tuesday, September 27

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Anjan’s hattrick guides Nepal toward victory
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Anjan’s hattrick guides Nepal toward victory

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Anjan Bista scored a hattrick as Nepal registered a comfortable victory of 3-1 over Bangladesh in an international friendly match at Dashrath Stadium. Nepal took an early lead through Anjan Bista in the 18th minute. Bista headed the ball home from Bimal Gharti Magar's freekick. Bista doubled the tally in the 27th minute.  Tej Tamang's shot from inside the box was punched away by Bangladeshi Goalkeeper Anisur Rahman which was easily converted by Bista in the rebound. Bista completed his hattrick in the 38th minute of the match. Bishal Rai's freekick was netted by Bista through a header. Sazzad Hossen scored a consolation for Bangladesh in the 55th minute.       Bista's hattrick against Bangladesh means he is now the joint third top goal sc...
Nepal to face Bangladesh today
football, International

Nepal to face Bangladesh today

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepal National Football Team is set to face Bangladesh in an International Friendly in Kathmandu on Tuesday. The match will kick off at 5:30 PM in Dashrath Stadium. Nepal who has not lost any games against Bangladesh in the last two years will step into the field to continue the streak. However, Bangladesh aims to register a win over Nepal for the first time in two years.     Nepal and Bangladesh last met at SAFF Championship in Maldives where both the teams shared a spoil. Bangladesh took the lead in the 9th minute. Anjan Bista then equalized for Nepal in the 88th minute through a spot kick. Before facing Bangladesh in the SAFF, Nepal played against Bangladesh in the Three Nations Cup held on March 2021 in Kathmandu where Nepa...
Footballers exodus continues
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Footballers exodus continues

The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) office bearers, who have been occupied solving its internal dispute and busy preparing for its Special General Meeting is yet to fix the dates of domestic leagues. As a result, an exodus of football players' tales goes on. Recently, most of the players along with the regular members of the National Football Team have been departing for Australia to pursue their future. Rajan Gurung, Mikchhen Tamang, Rumesh Bertaula, Rabi Thing, and Amir Shrestha have been added to the long list of players going abroad. In the last 5 months, more than a dozen national and top-tier division players have reached Australia. National players Bimal Rana, and Hemant Thapa Magar flew in July. Suman Lama, Ashish Lama, Santosh Tamang, Darshan Gurung, and Nabin Gur...
23-men squad announced for Bangladesh friendly
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23-men squad announced for Bangladesh friendly

By a Staff Reporter The acting head coach of the Nepal National Football team Pradip Humagain announced the 23-men squad including two new faces for the friendly match against Bangladesh amidst a press conference on Thursday at All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) premises.  Humagain has included senior players who were ruled out from the National team by the then head coach Abdullah Almutairi following the conflict between him and the players.  While Ritik Khadka and Martyr's Memorial 'B' Division League Most Valuable Player Aashish Chaudhary made it to the National team for the first time, Nawayug Shrestha has been left out.  Axing off one outfield player's spot, Humagain included four goalkeepers in the 23-men squad. Regular right-back Gautam Shrestha and Win...
SAFF Women’s Championship : Top 5 Goal Scorers
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SAFF Women’s Championship : Top 5 Goal Scorers

By a Staff Reporter With five times champions India knocked out by hosts Nepal in the semi-final, SAFF Women's Championship got its new winner in the 6th edition. Bangladesh clinched their maiden SAFF Women's Championship trophy beating the home team Nepal by 3-1 on 19th September 2022 in Kathmandu. In a tournament that had notable events, both Bangladesh and Nepal beat India for the first time in tournament's history. Bangladesh thrashed India 3-0 in the final match of the group stage to top the group. India went ahead as Group A runner up and faced Group B toppers Nepal in the semi-final. Nepal then sidelined India from the semi-final for the first time in SAFF History. A solitary goal from Rashmi Ghising in the injury time of the first half was enough for Nepal to send bac...
U-15 women’s team shorten to 30
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U-15 women’s team shorten to 30

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has reduced the U-15 National Women's team squad to 30. Head coach Bhagawati Rana Magar left out 10 players from the preliminary squad of 40 on Tuesday. The team will take part in the U-15 SAFF Women’s Championship to be held in Bangladesh from November 1-12. ANFA had previously announced an open trial to form the team.     ANFA has appointed AFC ‘B’ Licence holder duo Bhagwati Rana Magar and Mangal Maharjan as the Head Coach and Assistant Coach of the team. Preliminary squad: Goalkeepers: Radhika Oli, Sujata Tamang, Sanimaya Syangtang, Rupa Dhimal Defenders: Dipa Magar, Sanji Thing, Anjana Pun Magar, Bipaan Snehi, Renu Limbu, Anisha BK, Amita Bhul, Prerana Dolma Lama, Sita Rokaya ...
Umbro sponsors Rai
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Umbro sponsors Rai

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepal National Women Football Team midfielder Preeti Rai penned down a sponsorship deal with Umbro Nepal. Rai and Umbro signed a year-long Momendroum of Understanding (MOU) worth 6 lakhs per year. As per the MOU, Rai will receive Rs. 25000 cash and sports equipment worth Rs. 25,000 every month. Umbro mentioned that they are delighted to sign a sponsorship deal with midfielder Preeti Rai. Bhat Bhataini Super Market is the official distributor of Umbro in Nepal. Umbro announced the sponsorship the day after Nepal sidelined defending champions India in the semi-final of the SAFF Women's Championship. In the historic 1-0 win over India, Preeti was adjourned the player of the match. Bangladesh won the SAFF Championship title for the first time de...
3 announced retirement, Head Coach resigned
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3 announced retirement, Head Coach resigned

By a Staff Reporter Bangladesh became a barrier in Nepal's dream to lift the title of SAFF Women's Championship at its home for the first time. Bangladesh bagged its maiden trophy of the prestigious SAFF Women's Championship by defeating Nepal 3-1 at Kathmandu on Monday. Krishna Rani Sarkar scored a brace and Shamsunnahar scored a piece in Bangladesh's historic victory. Bangladesh trashed Bhutan to book its spot in the finals and Nepal sent off 5 times champions India to march on to the finals. During the prize distribution ceremony of the championship, Dipa Rai, Indira Rai, and Punam Jarga Magar of Nepali National Women's Football Team announced their retirement from international football. Punam marked her comeback to the national team after heart surgery. She underwent hea...
Nepal vs Bangladesh – The final that was ‘hit’ by Earthquake
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Nepal vs Bangladesh – The final that was ‘hit’ by Earthquake

Subas Humagain, Kathmandu 2015 April 24 – Nepal defeated India 1-0 in the semi-final at Dashrath Stadium on Friday and reached the final. In the final, they will face Bangladesh for the title. Competition – AFC U-14 Championship 2015 (South and Central Region) 2022 September 16 – Nepal entered the final by defeating India 1-0 in the semi-final at Dashrath Stadium on Friday. In the final, they will face Bangladesh for the title. Competition – SAFF Women's Championship 2022 For the second time in 7 years, Nepal beat India at the Dashrath Stadium to book title clash against Bangladesh. In 2015, Nepal made it to the final by defeating India's U-14 team 1-0 in the semi-finals. Nirmala Upadhyay scored the only goal for Nepal in that match. Nirmala's goal in the opening minutes of t...
Preparations for Nepal-Bangladesh friendly in the final stage
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Preparations for Nepal-Bangladesh friendly in the final stage

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) announced that the preparations for the friendly match between Nepal and Bangladesh to be played on FIFA Day have reached the final stage. Nepal is set to take on Bangladesh on September 27 at Dashrath Rangasala in Kathmandu. ANFA has appointed American Citizen Pradip Humagain as the interim Head Coach of the National Football team for the friendly. Amidst a Press Conference on Thursday, ANFA spokesperson Suresh Shah informed that the Bangladesh squad will arrive in Nepal four days prior to the friendly on September 23. Shah added that the friendly match is going to be organized to keep the players occupied. ANFA has estimated to spend almost 49 lakhs for the friendly match. The fans are required to ...
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