Kathmandu, March 14
The Nepal national football team’s head coach Vincenzo Alberto Annese has laid out his plans and ambitions for the team.
At a press conference organised on Tuesday, Annese said he had been following Nepali football for the past two years and said he was extremely proud to be the team’s head coach.
“This is the highest point of my career and I want to explore the potential Nepali football has to offer,” he said.
Speaking about hoards of players leaving the country for abroad opportunities, he said he would field new players with new strategies.
“I believe in young energetic players. Nepal has quality young players. The only thing they lack is the experience that they will get from playing more games,” he said.
When asked if he would call players who went abroad to the national team, Vincenzo Alberto Annese said that would not be the case as he would prefer players who he has seen playing.
“If a player leaves for an amateur team, I cannot see them playing for the national team. I don’t know the actual situation. I would prefer calling the players I have watched playing,” Annese said.
Coach Annese said his goal during his one-year tenure with the national team would be to win as many games as possible.
“It’s not going to be easy as we have to change a lot of things, but I will give it my all to help the team win games,” he said.
The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) appointed Italian Annese as the head coach of the Nepal national football team on March 1.
Vincenzo Alberto Annese holds the UEFA Pro License certificate and was the head coach of North East United in the Indian Super League. He also guided Gokulam Kerala FC to two league titles.