Kathmandu, June 13
Nepali goal machine Sabitra Bhandari aka Samba has signed for an Israeli club.
Bhandari, widely regarded as one of the top strikers in South Asia, has for a long time dreamed of playing in a European league.
Despite geographically belonging to the Asian continent, Israel is a registered member of the UEFA, the European football federation.
“I am excited to play. I have dreamed of this for a long time. I can express how happy I am,” she said.
When she makes her debut for Hapoel Raanana Women’s FC, she will become the first-ever Nepali footballer to play in Europe.