Nepal Men's National Team have set off on a journey to Thailand for two friendlies later this week. The squad was bid farewell by ANFA yesterday evening at the ANFA Complex.
Nepal is scheduled to face the Thailand National Team on March 24 and Chonburi FC on March 27 in preparation for the AFC Asian Cup third-round of qualifiers scheduled in June. Nepal is in group A alongside Kuwait, Jordan and Indonesia.
The six group winners and five best second-placed teams will join hosts China PR, Australia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Japan, Korea Republic, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam in the Finals to be held in China from June 16, 2023.
Squad: Kiran Kuma Limbu (GK), Tikendra Thapa (GK), Deep Karki (GK), Aashish Lama, Ayush Ghalan, Ananta Tamang, Prashant Awasthi, Anjan Bista, Arik Bista, Nabin Gurung, Nitin Thapa, Darshan Gurung, Dinesh Rajbanshi, Gautam Shrestha, Pujan Uperkoti, Santosh Tamang, Akash Buda Magar, Suman Aryal, Suman Lama, Sudip Gurung, Suraj Jeu Thakuri, Tej Tamang, Suvash Gurung, Rohit Chand
Officials: Indraman Tuladhar (Head of Delegates), Vijay Ghale (Team official), Purnaman Chitrakar (Team official), Abdullah Almutairi (Head coach), Kiran Shrestha (Assistant Coach), Bikash Malla (Goalkeeping coach), Krishna Bhakta Mananghdar (Team coordinator), Madhu Sudan Upadhyay (Team Manager), Avishkar Pudasaini (Physiotherapist), Bibek Subedi (Media officer), Bikash Gurung (Kit Manager)