KATHMANDU — Nepal played a 1-1 draw against Laos, in their international friendly football match at Vientiane of Laos on Sunday.
Bishal Rai scored first goal in the 78th minute leading Nepal ahead but could not protect it in the face of the hosts for more than one minute. The hosts made the equal in the 79th minute.
Anil Gurung had taken over the armband from Biraj Maharjan after missing out in couple of international tournaments this time. He, however, was not included in the Starting XI.
The match was Nepal’s first match under the coaching of Japan’s Koji Gyotoku.
Laos are at the 176th position in the FIFA world ranking, just four positions ahead of Nepal.Follow @gorkhapost
CCTV cameras lying idle
BETRAWATI— The CCTV cameras installed at main market area and road side of Bidur Municipality in Nuwakot are lying idle.
As many as 25 sets of CCTV which were installed on the initiative of Nuwakot Chamber of Commerce and Industry are now dysfunctional.
The cameras were set up at the cost of Rs 3.5 million. The concerned side has not paid any attention to repair the cameras in the public which were helpful in maintaining security in the areas.
Right now almost all the CCTVs installed in the public places are not in functioning condition, said Basanta Kunwar, Superintendant of Police.
The cameras were installed a year ago in collaboration among the Nuwakot District Development Committee, Bidur Municipality, different banks and financial institutions.Follow @gorkhapost