Nepal National football team head coach announces resignation

Kathmandu: Nepal national football team head coach Abdullah Almutairi announced his resignation on Sunday. He announced his resignation through a Facebook post.

Coach Abdullah in his Facebook post said that he decided to resign due to some differences with Pankaj Bikram Nembang,  senior Vice- President of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA).

Abdullah was appointed as the head coach of the Nepal national football team on April 4. With an objective to take Nepali football to new heights, Abdullah replaced 13 players in the team that won the Three Nations Cup in home ground. Under his leadership, Nepal played a friendly match against Iraq and the remaining three matches of the World Cup and Asia Cup qualifiers.

Nepal lost the friendly match against Iraq 6-2 under his leadership. Similarly, Nepal defeated Chinese Taipei 2-0 on June 3 in the World Cup and AFC Asia Cup qualifiers in Kuwait. The Nepali team lost to Jordan 3-0 on April 7. Nepal lost to Australia 3-0 on June 11.

Recently, Abdullah had called up 50 players for national team closed-camp training for the SAFF Championship and AFC Asian Cup China Qualifier Final Round. Out of them, 36 players are currently in closed-camp training and 14 were forced out days before.

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