KATHMANDU — Nepal’s legendary footballer, a gold-medalist of 1993 SAFF Championship, Mani Bikram Shah has passed away while undergoing treatment at the Norvic International Hospital in Kathmandu on Monday. He was 51.
Shah died of liver failure around 5:42 pm this evening, according to the hopital.
Shah, who was brought to the hospital with chronic liver cirrhosis was admitted to the General Intensive Care Unit in the hospital, died of liver failure due to liver cirrhosis, the official said.
Shah’s body will be kept at All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) complex on Tuesday for condolence offerings, according to the ANFA spokesperson.
The former football superstar of Nepal was working as a coach in recent times. He was also involved in hotel management.
Shah had represented Nepal for over a decade, from 1985 to 1998, after making his debut at the age of 18 in the second edition of South Asian Football Federation (SAFF).
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SAFF Championship : Nepal crash out after 3-0 defeat against Maldives
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.
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.
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