Kathmandu, 25 Nov 2009 - The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has invited actor Rajesh Hamal, instead of the regular preference of political figures and ministers, for the farewell of the national football team on Thursday.
Along with Hamal, Minister of Youth and Sports Ganesh Tiwari Nepali, National Sports Council Member Secretary Haribabu Chaudhary and ANFA officials will bid farewell to the players at ANFA Complex, Satdobato. ANFA Vice Chairman and Spokesperson Lalit Krishna Shrestha said that Hamal was invited to boost the morale of the players.
The Nepali team is leaving for Kolkota on Thursday for practice match before the Sixth SAFF Championship. Nepal will play the practice match with I League´a 5th position holders Mohun Bagan on Friday and 3rd position bearers Chirag United on Monday next week.
The team will leave for Bangladesh after the practice matches to participate in the SAFF Championship, which will be held from December 4-14.