By a Staff Reporter
Kathmandu – The Nepal U15 National Women’s team will depart towards Bangladesh on Saturday to compete in SAFF U15 Women’s Championship. The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) bade farewell to the traveling team at ANFA premises on Friday.
The SAFF U15 Championship will begin on November 1. Hosts Bangladesh along with Nepal and Bhutan will vie for the title. Nepal will kick off its campaign facing Bangladesh on November 3. Nepal will then take on Bangladesh on November 5.
The championship will be played on a double round-robin basis where the table toppers will be crowned champions. Nepal will play its second match against Bhutan on November 9 and face Bangladesh on November 11.
Forward Dipa Rokaya will lead the Nepalese youth team. AFC ‘B’ License coach duo Bhagwati Rana Magar and Mangal Maharjan have been appointed as Head Coach and Assistant Coach of the team. Chhunuram Chaudhary is the goalkeeper coach and Sarita Bajgain is the physiotherapist of the team. ANFA has given the responsibility of team manager to Purna Maya Limbu Subba.
National Sports Council (NSC) Member Secretary Tanka Lal Ghising, ANFA President Pankaj Bikram Nembang, ExCo Member Sarila Shrestha, Former ANFA Women’s Association President Bindra Dewan, and others bade farewell to the traveling team.
Goalkeepers: Radhika Oli, Sujata Tamang, Rupa Dhimal
Defenders: Sita Rokaya, Amita Bhul, Dipa Magar, Anjana Pun Magar, Prena Dolma Lama, Renu Limbu, Bipana Snehi
Midfielders: Simran Rai, Punam Chemjong, Bhawana Pariyar, Sabita Mandal, Bhumika Budathoki, Sushila KC, Sukriya Miya, Rebika Nepali, Manisha Sen
Forwards: Dipa Rokaya, Samiksha Magar, Barsha Oli, Senu Pariyar