KATHMANDU— Nepal and Oman are competing in the first game of qualifier round of the AFC U-23 Football Championship to be held in Thailand in 2020.
As per the tie-sheet made public last night by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Nepal which is in Group ‘A’ of the championship will play against Oman in the first match. The match is taking place on March 22 in Qatar.
Nepal will play against the organizer Qatar on March 24 in the second match and the last match of the qualifier round with Afghanistan on March 26.
The top teams of the groups will play in the AFC U-23 championship. Similarly, the four best teams of the second group will get opportunity to play in the championship.
Forty-four teams are playing the qualifier matches. AFC has divided the teams into 11 groups. Sixteen teams will take part in the final round of championship.
Nepal has not been able to show outstanding performance in the AFC U-23 Football Championship so far. It has been knocked out from the first round itself. This time also Nepal is placed in Group A, which is relatively considered a tough group.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
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.
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”.