Nepal on Sunday defeated Bhutan 5-0 in their first men’s football match during the 12th South Asian Games in India.
While Nawayug Shrestha made the hat-trick, Anjan Bista and Bishal Rai contributed a goal each for Nepal.
Shrestha’s first goal in the 33rd minute had kept Nepal 1-0 ahead of the rivals. Bishal Rai had doubled the lead with his goal in the 44th minute.
In the second half, Anjan Bista scored the third goal for Nepal in the 51st minute while Shrestha added two more goals in the 75th and the 85th minute.