The Nepali national football team is now preparing for a SAAF championship. The fair is taking place in the Maldives in October. Abdullah Al Mutairi
Before that, India will play two games at home in September.
Nepal is currently preparing in Pokhara. On the occasion, the head coach of the Nepali team Abdullah Al mutairi while talking to the media of the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) said that it would be his fault if he did not win SAAF and the players would be credited for winning.
“Nepal has not won cleanly so far. So SAAF is very important to us. But let’s not put pressure on the players. If we lose clearly, it will be my fault. If we win, all the credit will go to the players. ‘
Coach Almutairi has repeatedly said that Nepal should win SAAF.
With only five teams participating this time, the top two teams will reach the final after the single round-robin league.
Nepal has not been able to make it to the finals of SAAF yet. The first goal will be to reach the final of Nepal.
The 13th edition of SAAF will be held in the Maldives from October 1 to 13. Where Nepal will play the home team in the first game. The first game is always difficult.
So coaches are also aware of this. “We are playing against the Maldives in the first match of the SAAF. This is a difficult game for us. Because the Maldives is the organizer as well as the defending champion. They will defend the title.
Nepal will start its journey on October 1 by playing the inaugural match against the Maldives.
After that, they will play against Sri Lanka on October 3.
They will play India on October 8 and Bangladesh on October 11.
Nepal was last eliminated from the semi-finals in 2018 in Bangladesh. Title contenders Nepal lost 3-0 to the Maldives in the semifinals.
This time he wants to take revenge for Nepal’s defeat even in their home ground. After the last SAAF, Nepal, and Maldives are about to face each other again.
Nepal is playing a friendly match against India on September 2 and 5 at Dasharath Stadium.