KATHMANDU — Nepal’s national football team will play two friendship matches against Bangladesh on July 15 and 17.
The match is the third friendship match for Nepal this year. Earlier, the Nepali national team had played against Malaysia U-22 and Laos National team. Nepal had drawn both the matches 1-1.
According to a statement released Tuesday by All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), Bangladesh will host both the FIFA ‘A’ friendly matches. The venue, however, is yet to be decided.
In the statement, ANFA said the Nepali national team had been training every day for the last one month for possible friendly matches.
It would engage the national team in as many friendlies as possible to fine tune Nepal’s preparations for the AFC Solidarity Cup, scheduled for November 2-15, the ANFA stated.Follow @gorkhapost
Government not serious in resolving Nirmala Panta’s case: Gagan Thapa
BHIMDUTTANAGAR— Nepali Congress youth leader and lawmaker Gagan Kumar Thapa has alleged that the government was not serious about finding the perpetrators of the rape and subsequent murder of Nirmala Panta, a 13-year-old girl from Bhimduttanagar Municipality-2, Kanchanpur.
Leader Thapa was speaking in a meeting with the party workers at the Nepali Congress party district office here this morning. He said people’s trust towards the government was waning due to its nonchalance in providing justice in the Nirmala Panta’s case.
He also accused the government of not working as per the people’s aspiration despite the formation of a stable government after a long wait.
After the meeting with the party workers, Thapa met with Nirmala’s parents who are staging a sit-in in front of the District Administration Office for last two weeks demanding justice.
“Please, take care of your health. I will relay your message to the Prime Minister and the president of the Nepali Congress, the main opposition party in parliament,” he assured Nirmala’s grieving parents.Follow @gorkhapost