Kathmandu, March 21
Nepal’s football-governing body, the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), has announced the final squad for the Prime Minister Three Nations Cup.
The tournament involving Bhutan and Laos is beginning at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu on Wednesday.
On the eve of the first match, Nepal’s new coach Vincenzo Alberto Annese announced his first squad.
As per the announcement, seven players have got into the national team for the first time for the Prime Minister Three Nations Cup to replace the vacancy left by Nepali footballers migrating abroad. They are goalkeeper Abhishek Baral, defenders Sanish Shrestha and Padam Bhattarai, midfielders Mani Kumar Lama and Navin Lama, and attackers Sumit Shrestha and Deepak Singh Thakuri.
Here is the full squad:
Goalkeepers: Kiran Kumar Limbu (Punjab FC), Deep Karki (Manang Marsyangdi Club), Abhishek Baral (Royal Blue Satdobato Youth Club)
Defenders: Sanish Shrestha (APF Football Club), Bikash Khawas (Tribhuvan Army Football Club), Ananta Tamang (Church Boys United), Padam Bhattarai (FC Khumaltar), Aditya Chaudhary (Jawalakhel Youth Club), Nishant Khadka (Sankata Club)
Midfielders: Pujan Uperkoti (Machhindra Football Club), Arik Bista (Church Boys United), Nabin Lama (APF Football Club), Rohit Chand (Persik Kediri), Kamal Thapa (Manang Marsyangdi Club), Mani Kumar Lama (APF Football Club), Bharat Khawas (Tribhuvan Army Football Club)
Forwards: Ayush Ghalan (Sankata Club), Nawayug Shrestha (Tribhuvan Army Football Club), Dipak Singh Thakuri (Satdobato Youth Club), Anjan Bista (Church Boys United), Aashish Chaudhary (Church Boys United), Sumit Shrestha (Manang Marsyangdi Club), Manish Dangi (Sankata Club)
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