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Prabin Bikram Katwal

Prabin Bikram Katwal is with Republica’s Sports Bureau. He covers football, cricket, and volleyball among others. He has been in journalism since 2012 being based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Absence of league perturbs not only players, but also coaches: Nabin Neupane

December 13, 2017 09:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: In modern football, a player’s ability of playing in numerous positions is regarded as his biggest asset. Whenever a club searches for new players for its team, the coaching staff prefers a versatile player who can play in different positions.

Indonesia confident of making Asiad a grand success

December 5, 2017 09:36 AM

JAKARTA, Dec 5: Despite concerns on several things including the completion of infrastructure on time, Indonesia Asian Games 2018 Organizing Committee (INASGOC) seems to be confident toward making the continent’s biggest sporting event a grand success next year.

Nepal, Philippines play goalless draw

November 15, 2017 11:23 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 14 : Nepal and the Philippines played a goalless draw in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers match at ANFA Complex in Lalitpur on Tuesday.  Both sides had chances to score but poor conversion forced them to share one point each in Group F encounter.

I will have to prove my worth again: Jagajeet Shrestha

November 10, 2017 07:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Jagajeet Shrestha used to be taken as one of the biggest young prospects in Nepali football, when he made his way to national team in 2011.

Amir Shrestha: Rising Football Star to Excavator Operator in Qatar

October 27, 2017 06:58 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: The world football has seen many factory workers and other job holders turning into top professional footballers. Jamie Vardy is one such example of recent times.

New playing system, same old mistakes

October 12, 2017 08:49 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Nepal had made a disastrous start to the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers facing 4-1 defeat to the Philippines in its first match on March 28 in Manila.

Rabin Shrestha, the missing piece of national team jigsaw

October 9, 2017 08:42 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Nepal national football team is facing Tajikistan in AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers’ away match on Tuesday where head coach Gyotoku Koji will experiment a new playing system.

‘Without league, no means to pick new players’

October 5, 2017 08:07 AM

KATHMADNU, Oct 5: When Nepal national football team head coach Gytoku Koji announced the 23-member squad on Tuesday for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers match against Tajikistan, almost all the faces were the same.

Nepal vows to conclude Qualifiers with win

September 24, 2017 07:49 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: After failing to win none of the first two of the total three matches, Nepal’s chances of qualifying to the final round of AFC U-16 Championship as Group D winner is already over.

Young footballers ready for another challenge

September 19, 2017 08:19 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Nepal is beginning its AFC U-16 Championship 2018 Qualifiers on Wednesday, which is the second international competition the young footballers are playing in less than a month.

Renovation of Dasharath Stadium takes forever, hurts nation’s football

September 15, 2017 07:39 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The crowd of spectators at the stadium is regarded as the 12th man in a game of football. Cheers from the crowd inspire the players to turn the match around when they are on the verge of losing.

National team duty is big test: Coach Lopsang

September 13, 2017 09:13 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Tshering Lopsang is one of the most successful coaches in domestic football as he has led Manang Marsyangdi Club (MMC) to win several tournaments including A Division League.

Nepal vows to improve batting

September 8, 2017 07:34 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Nepal U-19 Cricket team head coach Binod Das has expressed hope to improve batting performance in the ACC U-19 Eastern Region Cricket Tournament scheduled to begin Friday in Malaysia.

Nepal vows to improve batting

September 8, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, September 7: Nepal U-19 Cricket team head coach Binod Das has expressed hope to improve batting performance in the ACC U-19 Eastern Region Cricket Tournament scheduled to begin Friday in Malaysia.

Nepal goes down 2-1 to Tajikistan on home ground

September 6, 2017 07:51 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Nepal suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Tajikistan in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers on Tuesday.

‘Government to use departmental clubs’ facilities for SAG’

August 16, 2017 09:23 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Minister for Youth and Sports Rajendra Kumar KC has said that the government was committed to host the South Asian Games (SAG) even if it required using sport facilities of Nepal’s departmental clubs —Tribhuvan Army, Nepal Police, and Armed Police Force (APF).

Mulpani Int’l Cricket Stadium dream getting elusive

August 10, 2017 08:12 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Nepali cricket fans’ decades-long dream of watching their national team playing at an international-standard cricket venue at home is getting elusive as the construction of Mulpani international cricket stadium is further delayed.

Japan tour will be hugely beneficial: Koji

August 1, 2017 08:02 AM

KATHMANDU, July 31: As Nepal’s national team is all set to fly to Japan to play friendly matches against Japanese teams, Nepal’s national football team head coach Gyotoku Koji has become quite optimistic about making this tour highly beneficial for the Nepali side.

Poor infrastructure taking toll on young cricketers: Das

July 28, 2017 03:30 AM

KATHMANDU, July 27: Nepal U-19 cricket team head coach Binod Das was confident of his batsmen scoring decent runs in Singapore.

Absence of league results in scarcity of players

July 23, 2017 03:02 AM

KATHMANDU, July 23: Nepal U-23 football team had traveled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in order to take part in the AFC U-23 Championship 2018 Qualifiers after a -month long training and a friendly against Bangladesh U-23 team.