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23-men squad announced for Bangladesh friendly

By a Staff Reporter

The acting head coach of the Nepal National Football team Pradip Humagain announced the 23-men squad including two new faces for the friendly match against Bangladesh amidst a press conference on Thursday at All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) premises. 

Humagain has included senior players who were ruled out from the National team by the then head coach Abdullah Almutairi following the conflict between him and the players. 

While Ritik Khadka and Martyr’s Memorial ‘B’ Division League Most Valuable Player Aashish Chaudhary made it to the National team for the first time, Nawayug Shrestha has been left out. 

Axing off one outfield player’s spot, Humagain included four goalkeepers in the 23-men squad. Regular right-back Gautam Shrestha and Winger Sunil Bal are forced to stay out of the team due to injuries. 

Yugal Kishor Rai is the assistant coach and Binod Dangol is the goal-keeping coach of the team. ANFA has given the responsibility of team manager to Anil Shrestha.  The friendly match is scheduled on September 27 at Dashrath Stadium in Kathmandu.

Final squad:

Goalkeepers: Kiran Chemjong, Bishal Shrestha, Deep Karki, Bikesh Kuthu

Defenders: Rohit Chand, Ananta Tamang, Bikash Tamang, Dinesh Rajbanshi, Bikash Khawas, Suman Aryal, Rejin Dhinal

Midfielders: Sudip Gurung, Tej Tamang, Sesehang Angdembe, Bishal Rai, Sujal Shrestha, Suraj Jeu Thakuri, Arik Bista

Forwards: Bimal Gharti Magar, Anjan Bista, Hrithik Khadka, Manish Dangi, Ashish Chaudhary

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