Nepal U-16 team is playing against Kuwait in the ongoing AFC U-16 Championship under the captaincy of Bimal Gharti Magar on Tuesday.
Nepal played a 1-1 draw against Uzbekistan in its first match of the tournament yesterday.
Coach Bal Gopal Maharjan said that the team’s morale has amplified with return of skipper Bimal who missed the opener as he served one match ban for receiving two yellow cards during the qualifiers in Kathmandu.
“We squandered some good chances of scoring against Uzbekistan. We will score against Kuwait as Bimal is back in the team. Out attacking setup will strengthen as Bimal will be playing,” he said.
Nepali team underwent trainings at Royal Thai Police Stadium on Monday afternoon which was also attended by skipper Bimal.
Talking to Myrepublica, Bimal said that Nepal will play against Kuwait aiming for a win.
“Colleagues played a good game in last match,” he said, “Now it’s my turn to exhibit my capacity,” he said. “I will try to score as many goals as I could while managing coordination of the team.”
Kuwait lost 0-3 to North Korea in the match played on Sunday.
The teams that will make it to the semi-finals of the tournament will book its place for the U-17 World Cup to be held in Chile next year.
Nepal, which has been placed in Group ‘C’ along with North Korea, Kuwait and Uzbekistan, will play its last match against North Korea on Thursday.
North Korea has topped the points table with three points, while Nepal and Uzbekistan have equal one point with each teams playing one match.