Nepal Announces Initial Squad for SAFF Championship 2023

Nepal Announces 30-Member Squad for SAFF Championship 2023

Head coach Vincenzo Alberto Annese has revealed the 30-member initial squad for Nepal’s participation in the upcoming SAFF Championship 2023. The tournament is scheduled to take place in India from June 21 to July 4. The Nepalese team has been placed in Group A alongside hosts India, Kuwait, and Pakistan, while Group B consists of Lebanon, Maldives, Bhutan, and Bangladesh.

Squad Details:


  1. Kiran Chemjong (RG Punjab FC)
  2. Deep Karki (Manang Marsyangdi Club)
  3. Bishal Shrestha (Machhindra Football Club)


  1. Bimal Panday (Tribhuvan Army Football Club)
  2. Sanish Shrestha (APF Football Club)
  3. Ananta Tamang (Church Boys United)
  4. Devendra Tamang (Machhindra Football Club)
  5. Nishant Khadka (Sankata Club)
  6. Ashish Gurung (Manang Marsyangdi Club)
  7. Bikram Lama (Three Star Club)
  8. Rohit Chand (Persic Kedri)
  9. Simanta Thapa (Jawalakhel Youth Club)
  10. Anjal Maharjan (Friends Club)


  1. Pujan Uperkoti (Machhindra Football Club)
  2. Arik Bista (Church Boys United)
  3. Nabin Lama (APF Football Club)
  4. Mani Kumar Lama (APF Football Club)
  5. Sudip Gurung (Satdobato Youth Club)
  6. Laken Limbu (Three Star Club)
  7. Avas Lamichhane (APF Football Club)
  8. Bishal Tamang (Jawalakhel Youth Club)


  1. Ayush Ghalan (Sankata Club)
  2. Nawayug Shrestha (Tribhuvan Army Football Club)
  3. Dipak Raj Singh Thakuri (Satdobato Youth Club)
  4. Anjan Bista (Church Boys United)
  5. Manish Dangi (Sankata Club)
  6. Aashish Chaudhary (Church Boys United)
  7. Bimal Gharti Magar (Machhindra Football Club)
  8. Gillespye Jung Karki (Tribhuvan Army Football Club)
  9. Dinesh Henjan (Tribhuvan Army Football Club)

Nepal has unveiled their initial squad for the SAFF Championship 2023, led by head coach Vincenzo Alberto Annese. The team comprises a talented group of goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and forwards, representing various clubs in Nepal. With their participation in Group A alongside India, Kuwait, and Pakistan, Nepal aims to make a strong impression in the tournament held in India.

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