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Asia Women Football Qualifier 2019: Nepal All Set for Second Round!

Nepali women football team will play its first match of the second round with Myanmar on April 3, 2019


Asia Women Football Qualifier 2019: Nepal All Set for Second Round!

Continuing in success track, Nepali national women’s football team is all set to test its luck in the second round of the Asia Qualifier for 2020 Olympics.

In this regard, the team has already left for Myanmar on March 31, 2019 to play the second round of the series in ‘Group A’ alongside Myanmar, India, and Indonesia.

Nepali team’s journey in the second round will begin with Myanmar on April 3, 2019, followed by the one with India on April 06, 2019 and finally with Indonesia on April 09, 2019.


The 25-member Nepali team, on Myanmar tour, consists of 20 players and five officials.

25-member Nepali Women's team

25-member Nepali Women’s Football team

Niru Thapa is the Captain of the Nepali team that has former national captain Hari Khadka as the Head Coach and Bhagwati Rana Magar as the Assistant Coach.

Mrigendra Mishra is the goalkeeping Coach and Manisha Maharjan is on board as Physiotherapist, while Kamala Hirachan is playing the Manager role.

While, the squad includes:

  • Goalkeeper: AnjilaTumbapo Subba, Anjana Rana Magar and Usha Nath;
  • Defender: Hira Kumari Bhujel, Gita Rana, Punam Jargha Magar, Amrita Jaisi, Kabita Dhimal, Puja Rana, Manamaya Limbu
  • Midfielder: Anita Basnet, Deepa Rai, Manjali Kumari Yonjan, Sarmila Thapa, Saru Limbu, Renuka Nagarkote, Anita KC;
  • Forward: Rekha Paudel, Niru Thapa, Sabitra Bhandari

The winner of this round will qualify for the third round of the Qualifier series that is expected to be in January or February 2020.

All the best Nepal!

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