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Nepal squad announced for Three Nations Cup with Bangladesh and Kyrgyzstan

File: Members of the Nepal’s national team during a practice

Kathmandu, March 24

The All Nepal Football Association has announced a 23-member team for the Three Nations Cup involving Bangladesh and Kyrgyzstan that is taking place at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu.

Nepali men’s national team head coach Bal Gopal Maharjan announced the squad under the captainship of goalie Kiran Kumar Limbu on Wednesday.

Coach Maharjan has axed 10 players from those currently training in the national camp, according to the ANFA.

Goalkeeper duo Bishal Shrestha and Bishal Sunuwar, defenders Palsang Lama, Suraj BK and Bikash Khawas, midfielders Hemanta Thapa Magar and Santosh Tamang and forwards Ashish Lama, George Prince Karki and Nawayug Shrestha have been left out from the national team squad. The players will now be released from the camp.

Nepal will play Kyrgyzstan in its first match of the tournament on Thursday before taking on Bangladesh on Saturday.

Bangladesh had defeated Kyrgyzstan 1-0 in the opening match of the tournament on Tuesday.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Kiran Kumar Limbu (Captain), Bikesh Kuthu, Deep Karki

Defenders: Ranjit Dhimal, Nishan Khadka, Rohit Chand, Ananta Tamang, Dinesh Rajbanshi, Ajit Bhandari, Biraj Maharjan, Tshring Gurung

Midfielders: Tridev Gurung, Sujal Shrestha, Tej Tamang, Arik Bista, Sanjog Rai, Bishal Rai, Sunil Bal, Rabi Shankar Paswan

Forwards: Anjan Bista, Darshan Gurung, Abhishek Rijal, Bharat Khawas  

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