Nepal won its first international title in 23 years, beating nine-man Bahrain U23 3-0 in the final of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka this evening.
The Gorkhalis had won the South Asian Games in the same stadium in 1993 led by Raju Shakya. The present Nepal coach, Bal Gopal Maharjan, was a member of the winning team, reports The Himalayan Times.
Bimal Gharti Magar, Bishal Rai and Nawayug Shrestha scored one goal each to guide the Himalayan nation to the spectacular victory against Bahrain U23 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium today.
Magar had made an early breakthrough for Nepal on the fifth minute, while Bishal Rai doubled the tally on the 87th minute, utilising on Anjan Bista’s pass, the Nepalese newspaper adds.
Nawayug Shrestha, who scored a hattrick in the semifinal against Maldives, netted the third goal in the first minute of the stoppage time.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presented the winning Nepal team with the Bangabandhu Gold Cup 2016 trophy at the presentation ceremony following the match.
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