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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.

Nepal will play for a win against Lebanon: Shakya

July 19, 2017 00:45 AM

KATHMANDU, July 18: Nepal U-23 football team is already out of the race to qualify for the final round of AFC U-23 Championship 2018 to be held in China.

‘Nepal can’t afford repeating same defensive mistakes’

July 17, 2017 08:28 AM

KATHMANDU, July 16: Nepal U-23 football team is facing Uzbekistan in its second group stage match of the AFC U-23 Championship 2018 Qualifiers with the aim of improving its defensive performance on Monday.

'Nepali coaching style failing to make players intelligent'

June 28, 2017 00:10 AM

KATHMANDU, June 28: Two Japanese -- Takeda Chiaki and Gyotoku Koji- who have been observing Nepali football since more than a year, drew a conclusion that there is no short of talents in Nepali players but there is lack of proper instructor and coaching system to sharpen their skills.

U19 cricket team to train in India

June 18, 2017 03:00 AM

KATHMANDU, June 17: Nepal national U19 cricket team is set to travel to India to make preparations for the upcoming ICC U-19 World Cup Division -1 Asia Qualifiers to be held next month in Singapore.

'Nepal played for a draw'

June 15, 2017 02:30 AM

KATHMANDU, June 14: About a week ago, Nepali national football team's head coach Gyotoku Koji had expressed his dissatisfaction over his players for failing to capitalize on the goal scoring opportunities in a 2-0 defeat to India in friendly match on June 6.

Nepal taking on Yemen

June 13, 2017 14:37 PM

KATHMANDU, June 13: Nepal is all set to start its AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers match against Yemen with two strikers. As it is facing Yemen at Halchowk Stadium at 3 pm today, Nepal is adopting the formation of 4-4-2.

‘Friendlies against Malaysia are a solid start for SAFF preparations’

May 19, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, May 19: The friendly matches against Malaysia scheduled for May 22 and 24 are expected to be a solid beginning for the Nepali women's football team's preparation for the upcoming SAFF Women's Championship to be held in Nepal next year.

Thapa continues as national women's football coach

May 5, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, May 5: All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has decided to continue Kumar Thapa as head coach of the national women's football team.

What Nepali Coach, Captain say?

March 24, 2017 14:26 PM

KATHMANDU, March 24: Nepal cricket team is all set to fly off Bangladesh on Saturday to participate in the ACC Emerging Teams Cup, where U-23 teams from four Test playing Asian countries would contest against four associate Asian nations. Nepal, Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Malaysia are the associate teams participating in the tournament.

Mulpani stadium's 60m budget may freeze

March 24, 2017 00:10 AM

KATHMANDU, March 24: After failing to solve the land acquisition issue, the completion of the under-construction Mulpani International Cricket Stadium is set to be delayed.

Asian Cup Qualifiers is our real test: Coach Shakya

March 22, 2017 00:10 AM

KATHMANDU, March 22: Nepal's national football team coach Raju Kaji Shakya says that the upcoming AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers 2019 will be the real test for Nepali team which won the AFC Solidarity Cup last year.

At 31, opportunity to prove worth, says striker Karna

March 21, 2017 00:10 AM

KATHMANDU, March 21: One of the most prolific strikers of his generation, Karna Limbu, has played for just 15 minutes for the national team. At the age of 31, which is generally the twilight of playing career for footballers, he has been named in the final squad for a tournament for the first time although he was in the squad for international friendlies before too. He was named in the list of 20 players announced on Friday for the AFC Asian Qualifiers against the Philippines.

Nepali volleyball looking to achieve unfulfilled dream

March 19, 2017 23:45 PM

KATHMANDU, March 19: Before flying to Bangladesh last year to take part in the second edition of the Asian Senior Central Zone Men's Volleyball Championship, Jagdish Bhatta, coach of the national team had said that Nepal's target would be winning its first international medal. However Nepal's hope of bagging the first ever international medal in volleyball was crushed by the Maldives in the third-place playoff.

‘Nepali football going through worst phase’

March 18, 2017 10:37 AM

KATHMANDU, March 18: Nepal ended its 24-year long international trophy drought in football clinching the AFC Solidarity Cup title last year. It was also the first continental trophy of the country. In the same year, Nepal’s football team had bagged a gold medal in South Asian Games (SAG) hot on the heels of its successful title haul of Bangabandhu Gold Cup held in Bangladesh.

ANFA picks 27 players for closed-camp

March 10, 2017 15:26 PM

KATHMANDU, March 10: All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has shortlisted 27 players for the closed-camp for the preparation of the upcoming AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers matches.

Delay in land acquisition hits Mulpani ground construction works

March 2, 2017 23:00 PM

KATHMANDU, March 2: The construction of Mulpani International Cricket Stadium which started a decade ago will take at least three more years if everything goes smoothly. However, the second phase work of the under-construction stadium has been obstructed due to land acquisition issue and it may be delayed further if the issue is not solved. Unfortunately, there are no good signs that the construction will finish on time.

'Asian Cup Qualifiers an opportunity to check improvement'

February 21, 2017 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: National football team head coach Gyotoku Koji has said that the upcoming AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers will be a good chance for the Nepali team to improve its weaknesses that were seen during the AFC Solidarity Cup.

AC Milan trainers for U-17 players in Kathmandu

February 15, 2017 21:10 PM

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Italian football giant AC Milan is set to conduct junior football training camp for Nepali U17 player in coordination with Kathmandu-based Alantic Sports Management Private Limited (ASM).

Renovation of Dasharath Stadium can't finish before SAG

February 9, 2017 21:40 PM

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: National Sports Council (NSC) is set to renovate the Dasharath Stadium which has been out of use since getting damaged by earthquake almost two years back.

Versatile Rohit returns with a bang, aims national team return

February 4, 2017 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Rohit Chand, one of the most promising prospects of Nepali football, is back in action with a bang following an injury layoff of eight months.