By a Staff Reporter
Kathmandu – Nepal’s national footballer Sujal Shrestha has been blessed with a baby girl. Shrestha, who is also the captain of Machhindra Football Club, informed that his wife Salika Chand gave birth to a baby girl at Mediciti Hospital at 2:46 pm on Monday.
The health of the mother and the newborn is said to be normal. Shrestha, a local of Dhankuta, had married Shurkhet’s Salika Chand seven years ago. This is the couple’s first child. Shrestha, who made a comeback in football this year, helped his team Machhindra FC defend the A Division League title.
This is the fourth straight time that Shrestha has won the league title, including two times with his former club Manang Marshyangdi Club. Shrestha is also the marquee player of Pokhara Thunders in the Nepal Super League (NSL). Nepal had clinched gold medal in the football event of the 13th South Asian Games under the captaincy of Shrestha two years ago.