Nepali national men’s football team is playing an international friendship match with Kuwait today. It is the first match after Johan Kalin became the lead coach of Nepali team. The game is being played in Kuwait.
Before the game, lead coach Kalin informed at the press meet that the match would be an important event. “Nepali football has a long way to go; the match with Kuwait is the initial step for future. We make rigorous efforts to win today’s match,” he observed.
Nepal and Kuwait are playing after 19 years. They had played in the AFC Asia Cup in 2000, where Nepal was defeated 1-0 by Kuwait.
Today’s match is therefore taken as an opportunity for Nepal to show its strength on Kuwait players. On the other hand, Kuwait lead coach has also claimed his team would win the match.
Three of the five people, who died after a passenger bus heading towards Kathmandu from Kakarvitta of Jhapa met with an accident and fell into the Trishuli river this morning, have been identified. Of them four died on the spot while one died on the way to hospital, police said.