January 25, 2019 - Nepal Women’s Football team head coach Hari Khadka has announced his 23-women squad, who will accompany the Nepal Women’s Football team to India, for the four-nation tournament.
India invited Nepal to compete in the tournament that is scheduled to take place in Bhubaneswar from 7th to 17th February, 2019.
The tournament features four teams including hosts, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
The tournament in India is regarded as part of the preparation for upcoming SAFF Women’s Championship.
Nepal is hosting the championship in Biratnagar from March 12 to March 22.
Nepal has been pitted against Bangladesh, Bhutan and Pakistan in Group ‘A’ of the SAFF Women’s Championship.
“The tournament in India will help the players find exposure before the major championship,” said head coach Khadka.
Among the listed 23-squad traveling to India, coach Khadka will then reduce the players to 20 as the final squad for the SAFF.
Goalkeepers: Anjana Rana Magar, Usha Nath, Anjila Tumbapo Subba.
Defenders: Hira Kumari Bhujel, Gita Rana, Punam Jargha Magar, Amrita Jaishi, Kabita Dhimal, Sunita Chaudhary, Puja Rana, Man Maya Limbu.
Midfielders: Bimala Chaudhary, Anita Basnet, Dipa Rai, Manjali Kumari Yonjan, Sharmila Thapa, Saru Limbu, Renuka Nagarkote, Anita KC.
Forwards: Anu Lama, Rekha Poudel, Niru Thapa (C), Sabitra Bhandari.