Kathmandu, August 29
The Nepali squad for the forthcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Kuwait and Chinese Taipei have been announced. Nepal’s national football team coach Johan Kalin announced the 23-member side on Thursday.
In a surprise decision, national team captain Biraj Maharjan has not been included in the team along with Alan Neupane and Bimal Rana. Kiran Chemjong and Rohit Chand, who recently arrived from the club duties, are back in the team.
Nepal will play their first two games away in Kuwait on September 5 and Chinese Taipei on September 10. The Nepal group also has Asian footballing powerhouse, Australia.
Goalkeepers – Kiran Chemjong, Bikesh Kuthu and Bishal Shrestha
Defenders – Ananta Tamang, Devendra Tamang, Suman Aryal, Ajit Bhandari, Dinesh Rajbanshi, Saroj Dahal and Rajeen Dhimal
Midfielders – Sujal Shrestha, Bishal Rai, Bikram Lama, Santosh Tamang, Sunil Bal, Anjan Bista, Heman Gurung, Tej Tamang, Rohit Chand and Ravi Paswan
Forwards – Bimal Gharti Magar, Nawayug Shrestha and Abhishek Rijal