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Aussems not to renew contract as Nepal football coach

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KATHMANDU — Nepal national football teams coach Patrick Aussems announced on Saturday that he would not renew his contract with the All Nepal Football Association.

His decision came after the Nepali national team delivered a dreary performance at the eighth SAFF Championship being held in India.

Nepal had lost both matches in the tournament and crashed out of the group stage for the first time since 2009.

Aussems wrote in his Twitter page that he made the decision as ANFA did not respond to a plan he had prepared for the development of Nepali football.

In his tweets, Aussems added that Nepali players could not perform well for want of professionalism, vision for the future and development plans on part of the governing body, despite their skills.

“What a pity for these young talented players,” he wrote.

Aussems had taken the charge of the national group from September 1, 2015.

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SAFF Championship : Nepal crash out after 3-0 defeat against Maldives

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KATHMANDU — Maldives has defeated Nepal 3-0 and entered final of the SAFF Championship held at Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday.

Maldivian defender Akram Abdul Ghanee scored the first goal against Nepal at the ninth minute utilizing a free-kick allotted for Maldives for the foul committed my Bimal Gharti Magar.

With this win, Maldives have booked their place in the final of the championship for the fifth time.

The game was briefly stopped after 27 minutes on the clock due to thunderstorm. Upon resumption of the game, Nepal boasted a huge possession with the ball but lacked the finishing touch in front of opposition goal.

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Maldives doubled the score with Ibrahim Waheed Hassan’s scored second goal at the 84th minute by shooting the ball from the center of the box.

Then Waheed Hassan scored the third goal against Nepal at the 87th minute capitalizing on the pass given by Abdulla Asadhulla.

The next edition of the SAFF Championship would be held in Pakistan.

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