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Nepali women gear up for Asia Qualifier for sports

Nepali national women’s football team left for Myanmar on Sunday to compete in the second round of the Asia Qualifier for the 2020 Olympics.

Captained by Niru Thapa, Nepal open their campaign with a match against Myanmar of April 3 before playing India on April 6.

They wrap up the campaign with a clash against Indonesia on April 9. The 25-member Nepali team consists of 20 players and five officials. Former national captain Hari Khadka is the head coach and Bhagwati Rana Magar the assistant coach. Mrigendra Mishra is the goalkeeping coach. Manisha Maharjan is the physiotherapist while Kamala Hirachan will accompany the team as manager.

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; Midfieder: Anita Basnet, Deepa Rai, Manjali Kumari Yonjan, Sarmila Thapa, Saru Limbu, Renuka Nagarkote, Anita KC; Forward: Rekha Paudel, Niru Thapa, Sabitra Bhandari