Nepal national football team head coach Gyotoku Koji said that Nepal’s participation in Asian Games is a preparatory campaign for upcoming SAFF Championship. Nepal U-23 team along with 3 over aged players are taking part in Asian Games football in Indonesia.
“Our target is SAFF Championship. Asian Games is for preparation of SAFF.” Said Koji with media on Sunday. Similarly, he also mentioned that the team captain Bharat Khawas will miss Asian Games due to groin injury. He also mentioned that the team need more friendly matches.
Nepal is playing Asian Games in August and after the completion of that, Nepal will head towards Bangladesh to take part in SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018. Bangladesh is hosting the event at Bangabandhu National Stadium. All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) is all set to send the national team to Thailand for training camp.