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The under-23 men’s national football team will play host Nepal in their second game in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games (SAG) at the Dasarath Stadium in Kathmandu.     

Bhutan to play Nepal today

Thinley Namgay

The under-23 men’s national football team will play host Nepal in their second game in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games (SAG) at the Dasarath Stadium in Kathmandu.     

During their last meeting at the 12th SAG in Guwahati, India in 2016, Nepal thrashed Bhutan 5- 0.

Bhutan defeated Bangladesh with a lone goal in the opening match yesterday. 

Following a goalless hour, Bhutan broke the deadlock with Chencho Gyeltshen’s strike in the 64thminute. The almost perfect moment for Bhutanese back home watching on the television screen was ruined when the match commentator made a mistake and attributed the goal scorer to a different person.

In the earlier interview, head coach Pema said that he was confident about the match with Bangladesh. 

Besides the young talents in the squad, three senior national players – Chencho Gyeltshen, Jigme Tshering Dorjee and Chimi Dorji are also taking part in the SAG. 

“The participating countries had agreed to allow only three senior national players in the team,” Coach Pema said, adding that young players are equally talented for the competition. 

Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka are participating in the league format competition.  

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