SAFF U-15 Girls’ squad named

LALITPUR: All Nepal Football Association named a 20-member final squad for the SAFF U-15 Girls’ Championship to be held in Bangladesh from December 17-24.

The squad comprises of Karina Dahal, Bitisha Rajbanshi, Pushpa Gurung, Sarishma Thapa, Mana Maya BK, Sushma

Rai, Surakshya Singh, Saraswoti Hamal, Preeti Rai, Ashmita Chaudhary, Muna Magar, Nikita Thokar, Sabita Rana Magar, Sushma GT, Anjali Chand, Ashmita Ranpal, Nikita Dhamal, Supriya Rajak, Riya Banu and Ashmita Gurung.  Ganga Gurung is the head coach, while Binod Maharjan is the goalkeeping coach and Paras Chaudhary the assistant coach.

A total of four teams — hosts Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Bhutan — are competing in the round robin tournament. Top two teams after the league matches will advance to the final.

Nepal will take on Bangladesh on December 17, face India two days later and will play their third match against Bhutan on December 21.