Govt to provide Rs 5 lakh each to nat’l football team players and Rs 3 lakh to coach for securing second position in SAFF Championship

KATHMANDU: The government has decided to award the members of the Nepali national football team, who finished as runner-up in 13th edition of the SAFF Championship held in Male, Maldives.

A Cabinet meeting held on Monday decided to felicitate the players of the national football team with a cash prize Rs 500,000 each and the coach with Rs 300,00 in recognition of their excellent performance in the SAFF Championship.

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Nepal had reached the final of the SAFF Championship for the first time in 28 years.

Nepal’s dream to lift the SAFF Championship title shattered after they suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of India in the final match of the regional tournament played at Male in Maldives on Saturday.

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Nepal, who had defeated Maldives 1-0 in the first match, hammered Sri Lanka 3-2 in the second match.

Nepal lost to 1-0 at the hands of India in the third match and held a 1-1 draw against Bangladesh in the fourth match.

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