Nepal defeats Japan 1-0 in charity football match

fullscreen-capture-11192016-33024-pmKathmandu / Nov 19: Nepal has defeated Japan 1-0 in a charity football match at ANFA Complex in Satdobato on Saturday.

The match was played to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relation between Nepal and Japan.

Nawayug Shrestha from Nepali team scored a goal at 57th minute of the second half of the match, which later turned out to be a decisive goal after the opponent Japanese team could not even open an account.

Shrestha utilised a pass from a corner kick and turned it into a goal.

The tournament was organised jointly by the All Nepal Football Association and Japanese Non-Governmental Organisation, Colorbath, with the objective to help people affected by the earthquake of April 25, 2015 and provide help to rebuild sports infrastructures ravaged by the quake.

Japanese coach Toda Kazuyuki, who had appeared in 2002 World Cup, was also present in the match.

Meanwhile, Minister for Youth and Sports Daljit Sripaili gave away prizes and letters of appreciation to players of both teams. Nepali team player Bikram Lama was declared ‘man of the match’. RSS

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