Sabitra Bhandari (Samba), star forward for the Nepal women's national team, is returning from Qatar today after completing her treatment. She is scheduled to arrive in Kathmandu at 7:35 p.m. today.
She spent more than seven months in Aspetar, Qatar, undergoing rehabilitation after an operation on her knee in July.
She tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in a National Women's League match against Nepal Police Club last February after an awkward landing, and has been out for a year.
Her rehabilitation was aided by the Qatar FA who have been helping some Nepali players who have suffered big injuries with their rehabilitation. Bimal Gharti Magar, Nepal men's team's prolific forward had also spent some time in Qatar after his injury and has already made his return to the national team.
Bhandari has been an established name in the Nepal national women's team racking up a record 38 goals for the country. Former Gokulam Kerala FC striker is also a league champion in India.
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