Former Nepalese national football player Bal Gopal Maharjan is the head coach of the Nepal men’s national team that will participate in two friendly matches with the Bangladesh national team.
Nepal’s football governing body, the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), stated that the official head coach of the team, Johan Kalin, is currently in his home country, Sweden. Therefore, due to travel restrictions in the country, he will not be available in two friendlies against Bengali Tigers.
At the same time, Kiran Shrestha was appointed as an assistant coach. Former national team goalkeeper Bikash Malla was appointed as a goalkeeping coach.
Nepal and Bangladesh will be playing their first international match in 2020. Both Bangladesh and Nepal are preparing for World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers.
Bal Gopal Maharjan previously led Nepal to win Bangabandhu Gold Cup 2016 in the same venue where Nepal will be playing these 2 friendlies. In 2019 Bal Gopal Maharjan’s U23 side won the South Asian Games Gold medal. 2019 South Asian Games was held in Kathmandu and Nepal u23 side defeated Bangladesh u23 1-0.
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Head-to-head records of Bangladesh and Nepal,
Games won: 12
Games lost: 6
Abhishek Rijal included in Top 5 best players in I-League Qualifiers 2020 https://t.co/fEoUIC14uH— Futbol Fans Nepal (@FutBolFansNepal) October 23, 2020