The AFC U-16 Championship qualifiers are scheduled from 5-15 October in Kathmandu where two grounds, Dasrath Stadium and Halchowk Football Ground will be used for the matches. Nepal, Iran, Bahrain, Lebanon, Tajikistan and Maldives are competing in the U-16 Championship to secure their place in the final round.
Meanwhile, the preliminary squad of Nepal National U-16 team has been revealed as ANFA picked eight players from the recently held Coca Cola Cup Football Tournament. 26 ANFA Academy boys and the above eight players will have to work hard to secure their place in top 23 to play in the Championship.
The names of ANFA Academy Boys and eight players called by ANFA are:
Laxman Bahadur Thapa, Ashok Baral & Purna Bahadur Kumal
Kushal Shrestha, Kalu Thapa, Suman Shrestha, Man Bahadur Tamang, Hem Tamang, Santosh Thapa, Ganesh Thapa, Shiva Ram Giri, Uzen Lama, Manoj Bista and Upendra Singh Ghalan
Laxman Mahat, Chule Gurung, Ram Thapa, Sandip Magar, Bikash Rai and Sulav Maskey (C)
Amar Dongol, Bulletin Bharati, Subi KC, Furba Tsering Yonzan, Sameer Limbu and Abhinav Joshi
Eight other players:
Shumser Gurung, Raju Magar, Jangboo Sherpa, Raju Khadka, Roshan Rai, Ujjwol Tiwari, Amir Shrestha and Dipesh. nepalnews.com