Four national footballers test COVID-19 positive

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October 29, 2020

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Four national footballers test COVID-19 positive

The national men's football team undergoing training at Dasharath Stadium. (Photo: ANFA)

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KATHMANDU: Four players of the National Football Team have tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), four out of 34 players called up for training have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been sent to isolation facilities.

The nasal and throat samples of the players were collected on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the national men’s football team on Thursday began training at Dasharath Stadium as part of preparations for the two friendly matches against Bangladesh.

This is the first time the national team trained at the national stadium after the April 25, 2015 earthquake. The last match played by the team at the stadium was in the World Cup Qualifier match against India in March 2015.

Bal Gopal Maharjan, who was given the responsibility of the national team in the absence of head coach Johan Kalin, took charge of the training along with assistant coach Kiran Shrestha and goalkeeping coach Bikash Malla.

Bangladesh is hosting Nepal in two friendly matches on November 13 and 17.

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