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Niru Thapa chosen captain of women’s national football team

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KATHMANDU- Niru Thapa has been chosen as the captain of the Nepali women’s national football team, All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has stated.

ANFA, the football governing body of the country, said that Thapa has been given captaincy of the women’s football team who is on a visit to China for playing friendly matches.

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This is the first time Thapa has shouldered the responsibility of captain of the national women’s team. She had been playing from the Nepal Police Club team in home matches.

Renuka Nagarkoti was Thapa’s predecessor as the captain of women’s football team.

The Nepali team will play three friendly matches in China before leaving for Myanmar. Nepal is also preparing for the Olympics qualifiers.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

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Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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