Kathmandu: Nepal has reached the final of the Football Championship. In today’s match, Nepal reached the final for the first time by drawing one-on-one with Bangladesh.
Nepal reached the final for the first time in the history after the one-on-one match played at the National Stadium in Male on Wednesday. At the same time, Nepal has broken the 28-year wait. Nepal reached the final for the first time in the 13th edition of the SAAF Championship which started in 1993.
In the ninth minute of the match, Suman Reza scored for Bangladesh through a header. Anjan Bista scored for Nepal in the 88th minute through a penalty kick.
In the 79 th minute of the match, goalkeeper Anisur Rahman Ziko got a red card and was replaced by Ashraful Rana.
With today’s victory, Nepal has reached the final with seven points in four games. After playing four games, Nepal has won two, lost one and drawn one. To reach the final, Nepal needed at least a draw in today’s match.
Bangladesh, who lost today, are out of the tournament with five points from four games. Now, Nepal will play the winner of the next match (India and Maldives) in the final today.
Rahit equaled Biraj
Meanwhile, Rohit Chand, the defensive midfielder of the national football team, has equaled the record of the second player to play the most number of games for Nepal in today’s match. In today’s match, Rohit equaled the record of former captain Biraj Maharjan.
This is the 73rd game for Nepal. Biraj has also played 73 games for Nepal. As Biraj has retired, Rahit has a chance to surpass his record.
The record of playing many games for Nepal is in the name of captain and goalkeeper Kiran Chemjong. He has played 78 games.