The charm for football among youth is inexplicable. Nepal football has been stronger in the age groups as compared to the senior’s for a very long time. But, the problem lies in the continuity of the young players from the age groups to the senior team.
This Q and A here is of Mr. Sushil Adhikari who has represented Nepal U15 and U16 as a defender of the team. Let’s know more about his journey into football.
How long has it been since you started playing football ?
It’s been more than 7 years now.
When did you think career in football ?
It was when I was just in class 5. In my family, 3 uncles were Army, they played football with small clubs locally. When they return home, they used to get lot of love and respect. Seeing that, I got motivated I aimed more than that and dreamed of wearing Nepal National Team jersey.
Who supported you to become a footballer?
My own brother Ram Adhikari and my mama Jyoti Bhandari.
How did you get into ANFA ?
Its all because of my brother Ram Adhikari and Jyoti Bhandari. They were the only to support me initially. I would like to thank them, I am here just beacuse of their assistance.
Did your family support you through all this ?
Beside, my brother and mama,there was not much support in the beginning. But once I got into ANFA Academy whole family support me being involved in football.
What about your education?
I am in grade 10 now. I am living with my Mama-Maiju Abhiman and Archana Bhandari in Kathmandu. They too have bolstered me in my life. I got almost everything from them love, manners and yes, more or less all early education that we get from our parents. I take them as my second mom and dad.
Is it difficult to take football and studies together?
Yes, it is quiet difficult but I am studying. Study is also important along with football.
Who is your favorite football player ?
I am fan of Suman Aryal from the Nepal National Team.
What are your future plans?
From the very beginning, my dream is to play from the Nepal National Team. For this, I am struggling more on my skills and I keep on practicing.