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  • We want to gift happiness to all Nepalis with SAFF victory:Maharjan

    Dhaka, September 12 Nepal national football team are playing against the Maldives in the first semifinal of the SAFF Championship in Dhaka of Bangladesh on Wednesday afternoon. They want to reach the final stage of the regional tournament for the first time in 25 years. The victory over the Maldives, however, is not easy. Whereas Nepal have never defeated them in any match of the SAFF Championship, they have made an impressive 4-1 win over the Maldives in the...

    Sandeep Lamichhane to play Afghanistan Premier League

    Kathmandu, September 11 Nepali national cricket team’s youth spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has been chosen for the Afghanistan Premier League (APL). The Nangarhar Cricket Squad of Afghanistan has decided to incorporate the 18-year-old leg spinner, who has already left a good impression in his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut. He is the first ever cricketer from Nepal to play the IPL. Other players in the team are Andre Russell, Mushfiqur Rahim, Najib Tarakai, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Ben Cutting, Tamim Iqbal, Mujeeb...

    Kargil Marathon winner Namgyal Yangmo ‘Mount Everest Marathon Goodwill Prize’

    Kathmandu, Sep 09: Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon has conferred the ‘Mount Everest Marathon Goodwill Prize’ on Namgyal Yangmo of Kargil  the winner of women’s category in Half Marathon event of Kargil Internationl Marathon. Bikram Pandey Kaji of Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon handed over the prize to the Kargil-based marathon runner at the closing ceremony of Kargil Interanational Marathon in Kargil on September 2. The award carries a purse of IRs 8,848 which symbolizes the height of Mount Everest  the tallest...

    Nepal enter semifinals of SAFF Championship

    Nepal’s Bimal Gharti Magar (blue) vies for the ball during a match against Bangladesh, under the SAFF Championship, on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Kathmandu,Sept 09: Defeating the hosts Bangladesh 2-0 in their last group stage match, Nepal have topped the Group ‘A’ table of ongoing SAFF Championship and entered the semifinals, according to newspaper reports. Nepal’s Bimal Gharti Magar and Nawayug Shrestha made the scores in 33rd and 90th minutes of the match, according to newspaper reports. Meanwhile, Bangladesh crashed...

    Nepal beat Bhutan in one-sided encounter

    Dhaka, September 7 Nepal trounced Bhutan 4-0 in their second match in the SAFF Championship football tournament in Bangladesh. In the match held at Bangabandhu stadium in Dhaka, Nepal took the lead in the 21st minute with a goal by Ananta Tamang. The first half ended 1-0 and Nepal scored three more goals in the second half to secure three important points. The second goal came in the 70th minute when Sunil Bal scored a rebound from an unsuccessful...

    Bal Gopal Maharjan and his boys looking to win big for Nepal

    Kathmandu,Sept 04:Bal Gopal Maharjan, the interim coach of Nepal’s national football team is paces back and forth as his trains for the upcoming SAFF Championship. Maharjan marshalls the members of the squad, whom he fondly calls as ‘my own boys’, from inside the field. He shouts at the midfielder to take the ball forward and cautions the defenders to hold their line. Maharjan has been involved with the development of the national team since 2012 when ANFA asked him to...

    Nepal defeat Singapore, register second win

    Kathmandu, September 2 Nepal defeated Singapore by four wickets in their fourth match of the ongoing 2018 Asia Cup Qualifier held today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Making 151 runs in the first innings, Singapore had posted a target of 152 runs to Nepal. The Rhinos in the second innings met the target in 28.1 overs by losing six wickets. For Nepal’s victory, Anil Kumar Sah made 43 runs, Dipendra Singh Airee 33, Gyanendra Malla 29, Subash Khakurel and Sagar...

    Nepal lose second match of Asia Cup Qualifier to UAE

    Kathmandu, August 30 Nepal lost their second game in the Asia Cup Qualifier against the UAE by 78 runs in Kula Lumpur of Malaysia on Thursday. They had lost their first match to Oman by seven wickets on Wednesday. Batting first, the UAE posted a formidable score of 254/9 in the allotted 50 overs. Ashfaq Ahmed (45) and Chirag Suri (65) gave the UAE a solid start putting up a 70-run stand for the opening wicket. Suri continued to...

    Nepal loses first Asia cup qualifier against Oman

    Kathmandu,Aug 29:Oman beat Nepal by seven wickets in the Asia Cup Qualifier held in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. Batting first Nepal posted 221 runs on the board in the allotted 50 overs. Sagun Pun top-scored for Nepal with 83 runs while opening batsman Gyanendra Malla also contributed with 43. Pun’s 92-run partnership with Aarif Sheikh who scored 36 runs helped set the challenging target. In reply, Oman cruised to a win with two overs to spare. Nepal’s bowling looked quite...

    SAFF Championship: 15 days to go !

    Kathmandu,Aug 20:The  SAFF Championship 2018 is now just 15 days away from the kick off. Nepal will be playing the inaugural match of the mega football event of South Asia. The 12th edition of mega event of South Asian football will start from September 4 to September 15. Bangladesh is hosting the event in Bangabandhu National Stadium. Seven South Asian nations are participating in the tournament. They are Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Maldives, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. Nepal is opening its...

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