Kathmandu, November 2
Prabesh Katuwal has been appointed the coach of the Nepal national football team.
Nepal’s football-governing body, the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), handed over the appointment letter to him on Tuesday.
Katuwal has been appointed the coach for a friendly match with Pakistan to be held in Kathmandu on November 16. Katuwal says he is beginning the assignment today itself as he selected 30 players for the closed camp on Tuesday, the day of his appointment.
Prabesh Katuwal, a native of Jhapa, has been the coach of the winning teams of the Martyrs Memorial A Division League for the last two seasons although he never got a chance to play football from the national side during his playing career.
“I know coaching the national team is filled with challenges, and it will be more challenging ahead of the match with Pakistan as we will have a short time to prepare,” Katuwal says, “Although Pakistan are playing football after so many years, their players are playing internationally and hence they have a strong team.”
Earlier, Pradip Humagain was appointed the coach for a friendly match with Bangladesh in absence of the chief coach after Abdullah Al Mutairi’s resignation.