Monday, October 3

Nepal U-17 preliminary squad reduced to 30

By a Staff Reporter

The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has reduced the Nepal National U-17 Football team squad to 30. U-17 team Head Coach Urjan Shrestha axed off 14 players from the preliminary squad on Friday.

Almost 1700 players from all over the country participated in an open trial organized by ANFA to form the age group team. 60 players were selected in the initial phase which was reduced to 45 later.

Nepal is drawn in Group ‘B’ alongside India and Bhutan whereas hosts Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Bangladesh are drawn in Group ‘A’. The championship will take place in Sri Lanka from the 5th to the 14th of September.

Preliminary Squad:
Mukesh Gharti, Rubin Bogati, Krishal Moktan, Simanta Thapa, Unish Magar, Subash Magar, Unish Budathoki, Jan Prakash Bam, Nishan Tamang, Sijal Rai, Madhu Paudel, Gaurav Maharjan, Bikram Tamang, Harish Bhatta, Lachu Thapa, Prashant Laxsam, Niroj Karki, Samir Tamang, Dhan Singh BK, Dipak Thapa Magar, Manav Pokharel, Kushal Deuba, Mirak Lingden, Pritam Karki, Binod KC, Dhiraj BK, Sohan Syangtang, Nirajan Dhami, Saroj Darlami, Samir Chand

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