The final squad of Nepal National Football Team to play international friendly match against Malaysia U-22 on March 27 was announced in ANFA Complex, Satdobato on Monday.
Nepal’s Head Coach from Japan Gyotoku Koji unveiled officially in the media for the first time, the squad consisting of 23 players was announced.
Nepal’s Head Coach Gyotoku Koji said that “the majority of 12th SAG’s Gold Medal winning squad were in the side as the Malaysian side is also young.” “We are playing a youthful side as the opponents are also of the same level and it will help to nurture the talent we have for future,” added Koji.
His view towards Nepalese Football, Koji said that “he has not gone into depth of the game but he feels there are talented players in the country. On talking about the type of football he will field, he said that the tactics and model will depend on the player he finds. He also said that he will keep on looking for new players who can improve the squad as well.”
Coach Koji also added that “the Nepalese football can reach to the level of South East Asia with the level of improvement the team is going through.”
The match to be played at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium Paroi, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia at 9 PM Local time.
The squad consists of 3 goalkeepers, 9 defenders, 6 midfielders and 5 forwards.
The 23 players squad:
Goalkeepers: Kiran Kumar Limbu, Bikesh Kuthu, Bishal Shrestha
Goalkeepers not in team: Amrit Chaudhary, Alen Naupena
Defenders: Biraj Maharjan, Rabin Shrestha, Bijay Dhimal, Devendra Tamang, Dinesh Rajbansi, Jitendra Karki, Kamal Shrestha, Man Badhur Tamang, Ranjit Dhimal
Defenders not in team: Ananta Tamang, Aditya Chaudhary, Ajit Bhandari
Midfielders: Jagajeet Shrestha, Bishal Rai, Heman Gurung, Prakash Budhathoki, Sujal Shrestha, Sunil Bal
Midfielders not in team: Anjan Bista, Bikram Lama, Yogesh Gurung, Nabin Lama, Rohit Chand, Jangbu Sherpa, Tej Tamang, Tanka Bashnet, Rajendra Rawal, Shyam Nepali, Susil K.C, Rupesh K.C, Shiva Shrestha
Forwards: Nawayug Shrestha, Bharat Khawas, Bishwas Shrestha, Ranjan Bista, Suman Lama
Forwards not in team: Anil Gurung, Bimal Gharti Magar, Karna Limbu.