Concerns Arise Over Condition of Dasharath Rangasala Stadium in Nepal

Introduction: Dasharath Rangasala, serving as Nepal’s primary international-standard football venue since 1956, faces scrutiny due to concerns over its maintenance and suitability for hosting key matches. Dasharath Rangasala Stadium has been pivotal for Nepal’s national football teams, hosting numerous international tournaments and friendly matches annually. However, recent issues have brought its adequacy into question.

World Cup 2026 Qualifiers Dilemma: The AFC’s inspection deemed Dasharath Rangasala Stadium unfit for hosting Nepal’s World Cup Qualifier match against Bahrain. This decision prompted a scramble by the authorities to find an alternate venue, ultimately resulting in both legs being played in Bahrain.

Community Criticism and Ministry Intervention: Criticism has been directed towards the National Sports Council (NSC) and ANFA for neglecting the stadium’s upkeep. The Ministry of Youth and Sports, under new leadership, has intervened, promising to address concerns and ensure better management of sports infrastructure.

Action Taken: The ministry has announced restrictions on non-sporting activities at Dasharath Rangasala Stadium until a comprehensive operational procedure is established. This move aims to uphold international standards and prioritize sports activities.

Conclusion: As Nepal’s sports community awaits further developments, there’s optimism that with proper governance and maintenance, Dasharath Rangasala Stadium will regain its status as a premier sporting venue in the region.

Bahrain Encounter Adds Complexity to Nepal’s Football Journey

Nepal faces a logistical hurdle as they relocate their home match against Bahrain to a neutral venue due to poor stadium conditions.

As they brace themselves for the challenge, the Gorkhali understand the magnitude of facing Bahrain, a team that recently competed in the Asian Cup 2023, heightening the stakes of their impending clash.

Team Standings
Team Pld W D L Pts
United Arab Emirates 2 2 0 0 6
Bahrain 2 1 0 1 3
Yemen 2 1 0 1 3
Nepal 2 0 0 2 0

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Also Read: Nepal Football Team Fixtures

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