Tuesday, February 27

Rajendra Tamang Appointed Head Coach Of Women’s National Football Team

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu (HamroKhelkud) – Rajendra Tamang has been appointed as the head coach of the Nepal Women’s National Football Team, as announced by the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) through social media on Wednesday.

Kiran Rai, the General Secretary of ANFA, presented the appointment letter to Coach Tamang in the presence of executive committee members Sarila Shrestha Malekhu and Pema Dolma Lama. A Division League winner with Three Star Club, former head coach of Nepal APF Club and Manang Marshyangdi Club, Tamang’s assignment will be leading the team in the WAFF Women’s Championship, scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia from February 19 to 28.

Nepal have been invited as one of the participating teams in the tournament. Tamang has already called up a preliminary squad of 40 members for a closed camp.

Tamang’s coaching staff includes Kamala Rakhal and Shyam Manandhar as assistant coaches, Ujwal Manandhar as the goalkeeping coach, and Brinda Dewan as the team manager. The WAFF Women’s Championship, organized by the West Asian Football Confederation, will feature teams such as Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Guam. Nepal and Guam have been invited as the two guest teams, with Guam being a member of the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF).

Preliminary squad:

Anjila Tumbapo Subba (GK), Anjana Rana Magar (GK), Usha Nath (GK), Sapana Rai (GK), Kabita BK (GK), Amrita Jaishi, Gita Rana, Hira Kumari Bhujel, Puja Rana, Bimala BK, Nisha Thokar, Samikshya Ghimire, Anchali Waiba, Bimala Chaudhary, Anita Basnet, Preeti Rai, Dipa Shahi, Sabitra Bhandari, Anita KC, Sabita Rana Magar, Rashmi Kumari Ghising, Amisha Karki, Rekha Paudel, Chandra Bhandari, Hema Chaudhary, Ganga Gurung, Saraswoti Hamal, Pratikshya Chaudhary, Dipa Neupane, Monika Pulami Magar, Anushka Sherpa, Anjali Machamache, Sapana Thebe, Manmaya Damai, Samjhana Lawati, Nirmala Upadhyay, Priya Majhi, Saru Waiba, Rebika Panday, Kumari Thokkar

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