Nepal coach Krishna Thapa has named a 21-member squad for the upcoming 2012 Nehru Cup in Delhi.
Goalkeeper Bikesh Kuthu and midfielder Rupesh KC earned their first call-ups to the Nepal team, while Sujal Shrestha, Jagjeet Shrestha and Anil Ojha are back in the team after missing a few matches.
Thapa was expected to make the announcement earlier in the week, but the coach was “not satisfied with the team formation” and opted to wait a few more days.
The 2012 Nehru Cup will kick-off on August 22 with host India taking on Syria at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi.
Kiran Chemzong (MTSC), Ritesh Thapa (NPC), Bikesh Kuthu (IMYA)
Sagar Thapa (Friends Club), Sandip Rai (MTSC), Rohit Chand (HAL, India), Biraj Maharjan (MTSC), Sabindra Shrestha (LH MMC), Bikash Singh Chhetri (LH MMC)
Raju Tamang(Nepal Army Club), Nirajan Khadka (Friends Club), Bhola Silwal (NPC), Rupesh KC (YHSC), Jagjeet Shrestha (Friends Club), Bijaya Gurung, Anil Ojha (MTSC)
Jumanu Rai (NPC), Santosh Sahukhala (MTSC), Anil Gurung (LH MMC), Bharat Khawas, Sujal Shrestha (LH MMC)
Krishna Thapa (Head Coach), Hari Khadka (Assistant Coach), Upendra Man Singh (Goalkeeping Coach), Dejib Thapa (Physio)