ANFA announces final Nepal squad for SAG
KATHMANDU: The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) on Sunday announced the final Nepal squad to participate in the 12th South Asian Games to be held in Guwahati of India in February.
All members of the 20-member squad, led by Biraj Maharjan, were in the Nepal football team who lifted the Bangabandhu Gold Cup recently, according to the football-governing body.
The team has three members above the age of 23 including Maharjan, Bikram Lama and Navayug Shrestha.
Goalkeepers: Bikes Kuthu, Alan Neupane, Amrit Chaudhary
Defenders: Aditya Chaudhary, Ananta Tamang, Biraj Maharjan (C), Dinesh Rajbansi, Man Bahadur Tamang, Kamal Shrestha
Midfielders: Bikram Lama, Bishal Rai, Heman Gurung, Jagajeet Shrestha, Prakash Budhathoki
Forwards: Anjan Bista, Bimal Gharti Magar, Nawayug Shrestha, Ranjan Bista, Sunil Bal, Suman Lama
Head Coach: Raju Kaji Shakya
Goalkeepting Coach: Mrigendra Mishra
Manager: Birat Jung Shahi
Nepal are in Group B of the tournament with Bhutan and Bangladesh.
Group Stages: Timings in NST
India v Sri Lanka, Feb. 6, 5:15 PM, Nehru Stadium, Ulubari
Nepal v Bhutan, Feb. 7, 5:15 PM, Nehru Stadium, Ulubari
Sri Lanka v Maldives, Feb. 8, 5:15 PM, Nehru Stadium, Ulubari
Bhutan v Bangladesh, Feb. 9, 5:15 PM, Nehru Stadium, Ulubari
Maldives v India, Feb. 10, 5:15 PM, Nehru Stadium, Ulubari
Bangladesh v Nepal, Feb. 11, 5:15 PM, Nehru Stadium, Ulubari
Winner Group B v Runner-up Group A, Feb 13, SF 1, 2:15 PM, Indira Gandhi Stadium, Sarusajai
Winner Group A v Runner-up Group B, Feb 13, SF II, 7:15 PM, Indira Gandhi Stadium, Sarusajai
Third Place play-off
Loser SFI v Loser SF II, Feb 15, 2:15 PM, Indira Gandhi Stadium Sarusajal
Winner SF1 v Winner SF II, Feb 15, 7:15 PM, Indira Gandhi Stadium, Sarusajai