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ANFA announces 23-member squad against Tajikistan

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KATHMANDU — The All Nepal Football Association has announced 23-member national football squad for Nepal’s home fixture against Tajikistan for AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers.

Chief coach Gyotoku Koji announced the team at a news conference organized here on Saturday.

Nepal will take on Tajikistan at the ANFA playground at Satdobato in Lalitpur on Tuesday in the match to be played under the Asian Cup-2019 qualifiers.

The players selected for the tournament include Kiran Kumar Limbu, Bishal Shrestha and Bikesh Kuthu as goalkeepers, and Biraj Maharjan, Ananta Tamang, Dinesh Rajbanshi, Jitendra Karki, Devendra Tamang, Aditya Chaudhary and Kamal Shrestha as defenders.

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Similarly,  Anjan Bishta, Bikram Lama, Bishal Rai, Sunil Bal, Heman Gurung, Rohit Chand, Suman Lama, Hemanta Thapa Magar and Sujal Shrestha have been included as mid-fielders while Bimal Gharti Magar, George Prince Karki, Navayug Shrestha and Bharat Khawas as strikers in the Nepali squad.

Nepal’s striker Anil Gurung has been overlooked over Nepal Army player George Prince Karki. It has been learned that Gurung was about to make his 50th national cap in a game against Tajikistan and hang his boots.

Defender Aditya Chaudhary has made a comeback to the national fold following his injury lay off.

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Newly appointed guvs take oath of office and secrecy

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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly appointed governors of all seven provinces on Friday amid a special function at the official residence of the President, Shital Niwas.

All seven governors appointed as the ceremonial state heads by the incumbent government on Wednesday were sworn-in at 4:00 pm Friday in Sheetal Niwas, according to Keshav Ghimire, joint secretary at the Office of the President.

Thegovernment had appointed Prof Govinda Subba as governor of Province 1, Ratneshwar Lal Kayastha as governor of Province 2, Anuradha Koirala for 3, Baburam Kunwar for 4, Umakanta Jha for 5, Durga Khanal for 6 and Mohan Raj Malla for Province 7.

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Immediately after their sworn in by the president, the election body on Friday itself handed over the name lists of those elected to the provincial assemblies under the proportional representation (PR) category in the polls held November 26 and December 7.

As per the legal provisions, the election body needs to submit the name lists of members elected to the provincial assemblies to the governors within five days after announcing the poll results.

Before that, the EC had distributed the certificates to the winning candidates, paving the way for the formation of provincial assemblies and for conducting the upper house elections slated for February 7.

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