Kolkata Cricket and Football Club (KCFC) to play two friendly matches

Kathmandu, 25 August 2011: A team of veteran players from Kolkata Cricket and Football Club (KCFC) will play two friendly matches in the capital on Saturday and Sunday. KCFC, one of the oldest clubs in the world, will be led by Nepal´s former coach Shyam Thapa. 

KCFC will play its first friendly match on Saturday against a team of veteran football players of Nepal led by former national team captain Achyut Krishna Kharel. 
The second friendly will be played between KCFC and Nepal Sports Journalists Forum (NSJF) on Sunday at the APF ground, Halchowk.

The Nepali team will comprise former national players Mani Shah, Dhirendra Pradhan, Ganesh Thapa, Birat Jung Shahi, Binod Kharel and Komal Pandey, among others. The KCFC team, too, will have former Indian international players.

The friendly matches are jointly organized by All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and Saathi, an NGO working for social reforms. According to Swechchha Rana of Saathi, the event is being organized to raise awareness about violence against women through football.

Captain of KCFC Thapa said they are visiting Nepal as per their regular schedule of playing in foreign country. “We had planned to visit Nepal earlier as well, but had to cancel our visit due to the unstable political situation of Nepal.”

The KCFC team arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday. According to Thapa, KCFC organizes a veterans´ five-a-side football tournament in May every year. Thapa also invited the Nepali team to participate in the tournament.

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