The highest goal scorer for Nepal football team, Anu Lama has been denied from the squad for SAFF championship on the verge of her retirement. She has scored 35 international goals for Nepal while remaining on top.
She said, ” Despite my commitments to the national team, I have been left out . It is quite a matter of disappointment to me. ” On the other hand, coach Hari Khadka appreciated her effort in the training to be in the team. “But then, it would not be right to get carried away by emotions”, he says.
Nepal are placed in Group ‘A’ along with Bangladesh and Bhutan. Another group consists of India, Maldives and Sri Lanka. Nepal take on Bhutan in the opening game on March 12.
Goalkeeper: Anjana Rana Magar, Usha Nath, Anjila Tumbapo Subba; Defender: Hira Kumari Bhujel, Gita Rana, Punam Jargha Magar, Amrita Jaishi, Kabita Dhimal, Puja Rana, Man Maya Limbu; Midfielder: Anita Basnet, Dipa Rai, Manjali Kumari Yonjan, Sharmila Thapa, Saru Limbu, Renuka Nagarkote, Anita KC; Forward: Rekha Poudel, Niru Thapa (capt), Sabitra Bhandari.