In the opening match of the SAFF Championship 2023, Nepal and Kuwait are set to go head-to-head. Kuwait has been invited to participate in the tournament as a guest team, alongside Lebanon, to enhance the competition and excitement. Both Nepal and Kuwait are placed in Group A of the championship and are eager to assert themselves as strong contenders.

On paper, Kuwait holds a higher FIFA ranking of 143, while Nepal currently stands at 174th position. Historically, Nepal has never managed to secure a victory against Kuwait, making the upcoming match an even greater challenge for the Nepali team.

This match will be live on Kantipur TV in Nepal. Also for the online live stream links of the match has been provided below:


Where to watch the match live Nepal vs Kuwait?

In Nepal, football fans can watch the live matches of the SAFF Championship 2023 on Kantipur TV and its platforms.

However, for fans outside Nepal who want to enjoy the matches on their handheld devices, they can log in to or visit the following link: [Nepal vs Kuwait link here]. This platform provides the opportunity to watch the matches live and enjoy the thrilling experience of the SAFF Championship 2023 from anywhere.

Head-to-Head History: Nepal vs Kuwait

  • Nepal and Kuwait have played nine matches, with Nepal suffering eight defeats and one draw.
  • In their most recent clash, Nepal lost 4-1 to Kuwait during the AFC Asian Cup 2023 third qualifier.
  • Nepal has conceded 34 goals against Kuwait, while only scoring two goals.

YB Ghale’s Goal:

  • YB Ghale scored Nepal’s first international goal in their first encounter with Kuwait during the Asian Games 1982.
  • Nepal lost that match 3-1 against a strong Kuwait side that participated in the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

Kuwait’s Recent Form:

  • Kuwait has been performing well, defeating higher-ranked teams in their recent matches.
  • They won against Zambia (ranked 86th), Tajikistan (ranked 109th), Philippines (ranked 136th), and drew against Bahrain (ranked 85th).
  • Kuwait also secured a narrow 1-0 win against the strong UAE.

Nepal’s Tough Challenge:

  • Coach Vincenzo Alberto Annese leads a relatively young and inexperienced squad for Nepal.
  • Many experienced players have left the national team for opportunities in Australia.
  • Nepal faces tough competition in the SAFF Championship, with strong teams like India,Pakistan, and Kuwait in their group.
  • Progressing beyond the group stage will be a challenging task for Nepal.

Nepal’s Fight Against Philippines:

  • Nepal played a friendly match against the Philippines, which they lost 1-0.
  • Despite the loss, Nepal’s young players showed an impressive performance and learned valuable lessons.
  • The match motivated the team to work harder, improve their defense, communication, and attacking strategies.

Watching SAFF Championship 2023 in Nepal:

  • Nepali football fans can watch the SAFF Championship 2023 live on Kantipur HD and Kantipur Cineplex HD channels.
  • They can also access the tournament through the Kantipur website or YouTube channel for live streaming convenience.

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