Nepal’s one of the promising forward Bharat Khawas will miss the Asian Games football category due to groin injury. Unfit Bharat Khawas was replaced by another prolific Nepali midfielder Bishal Rai as per the information given by head coach Gyotoku Koji.
The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) had already announced the 20-men squad for the Asian Games. The squad must be of U-23 players with provision of 3 over aged players. Bharat Khawas was one the three over aged players along with Kiran Chemjong and Rohit Chand.
Nepal are drawn against Japan, Vietnam and Pakistan in Group D. Nepali team is also set to go for training camp in Thailand with two friendly match loading.