23 August, Kathmandu. The Nepal ladies’s nationwide soccer crew is enjoying pleasant matches at residence on Thursday and the next Monday. Nepal, who’s making ready to play within the AFC Women’s Asian Cup Qualifier in India subsequent 12 months, is about to play a pleasant in opposition to Bangladesh on the Dashrath Stadium.
Nepal ladies’s senior crew is enjoying at Dashrath Stadium for the primary time. Earlier, the ladies’s crew performed a match in opposition to Malaysia on the ANFA Complex Satdobato in December 2016.
Nepal goes to play pleasant soccer with Bangladesh for the primary time. The ladies’s soccer crew, which has a global historical past of almost three and a half many years, has solely performed pleasant matches with Malaysia, Qatar and Kuwait.
The first match in opposition to Bangladesh will start on Thursday at 5:30 pm on the Dashrath Stadium. The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has stated that the pleasant soccer match with Bangladesh will assist in the Asian Cup qualifiers in Uzbekistan.
Nepal in Group F will face the Philippines on October 20 and Hong Kong on October 20. The winner of the three-team group might be chosen for the Asian Cup to be held in India. Bangladesh is in Group G.
The coach of the Nepalese crew, Gary Phillips, has been saying that Nepal is more likely to be chosen within the Asian Cup. The ladies’s crew is enjoying for the primary time below the tutelage of Phillips, who can be ANFA’s technical director.
“It is a difficult time and this is an opportunity for us to play and prepare for the Asian Cup even during a pandemic. We’re on our way out, an opportunity to find out where Tim is. We are ready for friendly football,” Phillips stated in a pre-match convention name on Wednesday.
This time Nepal’s predominant participant and prime scorer Savitra Bhandari won’t be within the samba crew. Savitra is present process therapy in Qatar after struggling a knee harm throughout the Women’s National League final 12 months. He has had knee surgical procedure.
“Losing a good player is certainly a loss,” Phillips stated. “He has a lot of international experience. He will be missed.”
Coach Phillips stated they’ve 23 sturdy gamers and there are alternatives for younger gamers. He says that the brand new participant has an opportunity to make it to the primary alternative.
Bangladesh coach Golan Rabani Chhotan thanked ANFA for internet hosting a pleasant match even throughout the Corona pandemic. “Thanks to ANFA for organizing the pleasant match even in case of COVID-19. Two matches with Nepal can be a superb preparation for the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers.
Describing Nepal as a powerful crew, Chotan stated that the sport might be aggressive. “We have been playing with Nepal for a long time and Nepal is a strong team. “Tomorrow’s recreation is predicted to be aggressive,” he stated.
Bangladesh captain Sabina Khatoon stated that she is able to play with Nepal. “We are prepared for tomorrow’s recreation. We are additionally prepared for the Asian Cup. Tomorrow’s recreation is predicted to be aggressive,’ she stated.
Nepal has not but misplaced to Bangladesh in ladies’s soccer. Nepal had defeated Bangladesh 3-0 within the final SAAF Championship held in Nepal. Savitra additionally scored a purpose within the match performed in Biratnagar.
Bangladesh coach Chhotan replied that if South Asia’s finest striker Savitra was not within the Nepalese crew, her defender would have been a bit of simpler.