Bal Gopal Maharjan to coach Nepal footballers for Bangladesh friendlies

File: Bal Gopal Maharjan

Kathmandu, October 27

Nepal’s former national footballer Bal Gopal Maharjan has been appointed as the head coach of the men’s national team for the two friendly matches against the Bangladesh national team.

The country’s football governing body, All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) says the team’s official head coach Johan Kalin is currently is in home country Sweden, hence, he will not be available for the friendlies due to the travel restrictions set in his country in the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Maharjan has coached the Nepal’s men’s team occasionally.

Meanwhile, Kiran Shrestha has been charged with the assistant coach role and Bikash Malla as the goalkeeping coach.

ANFA informs the training for the two friendlies against Bangladesh will begin Thursday. National team players will arrive for the training on Wednesday.

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