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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.

Poverty key in shaping Som’s athletics career

January 12, 2017 21:59 PM

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Due to poverty, Som Bahadur Kumal couldn’t even afford to buy a marble when he was a child. He used to run for three kilometers to buy marbles as per the request of his friends with the expectation of getting one for his endeavor.

Lots of positives despite semifinal exit: Coach Kumar Thapa

January 11, 2017 08:20 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: National women's football team coach Kumar Thapa believes that there are lots of positives to be taken from the team's participation in the SAFF Women's Championship despite the team's failure to reach the final for the first time in its fourth appearance.

Bikram Lama: The pillar of national football team

December 9, 2016 09:12 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Majority of the football lovers' favorite players are strikers or someone who scores goals. Just like strikers, holding midfielder is equally important in modern football. The role of international stars like Sergio Busquets, Xabi Alonso, Kante is enough to shed light on the importance of midfielders.

National volleyball team lacks practice match

December 8, 2016 07:32 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Nepali national volleyball team is flying to Bangladesh without playing a single friendly match as Nepal Volleyball Association (NVA) failed to manage it as a preparation for the Asian Senior Men's Central Zone Volleyball Championship to be held in Dhaka from December 22.

Tactical changes, new faces and Indian obstacle

December 2, 2016 00:24 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: India has been a dominant force in the South Asian football, winning the SAFF Championship for  record times in both men's and women's football.

Family of badminton champions

November 25, 2016 02:05 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Tamang siblings Nangsal Devi, Ratna Jeet and Sara Devi are well known name in national badminton fraternity since almost half a decade. Nangsal and Ratna are the current national champions in women's and men's section. Sara is the former national champion and is out of action since a year due to knee injury. She went under the knife seven months back and is currently nursing her injury.

At least three years required to repair Dasharath Stadium

November 23, 2016 10:16 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: It will take at least three more years to repair the Dasharath Stadium parapet damaged by last year's devastating earthquakes. Though the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the stadium has still not been submitted, preliminary reports suggest that the stadium cannot be ready before three years.

Official int'l football title for Nepal after 23 yrs

November 16, 2016 03:56 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Nepal has lifted its first official international title after two decades defeating Macau 1-0 in the final of the AFC Solidarity Cup in Kuching, Malaysia on Tuesday.

Will Nepal win its first major trophy this evening?

November 15, 2016 14:30 PM

Here we present some interesting facts about previous matches between Nepal and Macau and the ongoing tournament.

Team of teenagers brings shockwave in women's football

November 13, 2016 21:40 PM

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: A non-departmental team scripted its name in history books in women's football in Nepal last Wednesday playing in the final of a major national tournament for the first time in domestic football. An interesting fact about the team was that it was studded with all teenage players.

Koji optimistic despite lack of friendly matches

October 28, 2016 21:50 PM

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Playing friendly match is an integral part of the preparations for any national football team before taking part in the international tournament. Friendly matches against tough opponent provides coach a good opportunity to test his players and see whether they can play in the way that they have been instructed during training session.

Local support key to Chyasal’s promotion in A div

October 7, 2016 10:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: In a prize distribution ceremony held on the last day of the Martyrs Memorial B Division League at ANFA Complex, a group of local fans of Chyasal Youth Club were at the stadium with the local Newari musical instruments to cheer the new champion.

Three Star into Brodoloi final

September 28, 2016 21:40 PM

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Ruslan Three Star has reached the final of Bordoloi Trophy registering an impressive 4-1 victory over Sikkim United FC in Guwahati, Asaam on Wednesday.

Nat’l football ex-captain Singh announces candidacy for ANFA vice prez

September 19, 2016 11:47 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Former national player and former captain of Nepali National Football team Upendra Man Singh has announced his candidacy for the post of vice president of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) on Monday.

Three Star to compete in Bordoloi Trophy in Guwahati

September 12, 2016 16:14 PM

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: National League champion Ruslan Three Star is set to take part in the Bharat Ratna Lokapriya Bordoloi Trophy football tournament to be held in Guwahati, Assam from September 18.

Nepal grouped with Pakistan, Brunei

September 8, 2016 17:28 PM

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Nepal has been drawn in Group A in the AFC Solidarity Cup, a newly-launched tournament by Asian Football Confederation (AFC), to be held in Malaysia from November 2 to 15. The venue is yet to be confirmed.

Sandeep Lamichhane invited to play in Australia

September 6, 2016 20:45 PM

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Teenage cricket sensation Sandeep Lamichhane has received an invitation from former Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke on Tuesday to play in Sydney, Australia.

Thapa recalls goalie with umbrella in rare match

August 26, 2016 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Tribhuvan University's football team had travelled to Russia (then USSR) following an invitation to play friendly football matches against the state teams of Russia.

National League champion Three Star targets top finish

August 16, 2016 08:26 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Ruslan Three Star Club, which is returning to the continental club championship after three years, has almost completed its preparations before flying for the AFC Cup play-off qualifiers to be held in Mongolia from August 21 to 25.

Three Star targets top finish

August 16, 2016 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, AUG 16: Ruslan Three Star Club, which is returning to the continental club championship after three years, has almost completed its preparations before flying for the AFC Cup play-off qualifiers to be held in Mongolia from August 21 to 25.