Nepal football team receive congratulations galore

KATHMANDU: After they won the Bangabandhu Gold Cup title, ending a 23-year tile drought, congratulations poured in for the Nepal national football team.

Issuing a statement this evening, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli congratulated the team as well as coaches on behalf of himself and the government.

He expressed a commitment that the government would remain always cooperative to promotion of sports.

Likewise, former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai congratulated the team on Twitter. "Let all of us be proud of youth players who held the nation's head high."

वधाइ नेपाली फुटबल टीम शानदार जीतकालागि! देशको शीर उँचो गर्ने युवा खेलाडीहरूप्रति हामी सबै गौरवान्वित बनौं! Keep it up!

— Baburam Bhattarai (@brb_laaldhwoj) January 22, 2016

Napal national cricket team captain Paras Khadka also posted a congratulatory message on his Twitter account.


Congratulations to everyone,The Bangabandhu Gold Cup is coming Home.. JAI NEPAL ..!!!

— Paras Khadka (@paras77) January 22, 2016

The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has already announced that it would award Rs 500,000 cash reward to each member of the national football team.