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Prabin Bikram Katwal

Prabin Bikram Katwal is with Republica’s Sports Bureau. He covers football, cricket, and volleyball among others. He has been in journalism since 2012 being based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Poverty key in shaping Som’s athletics career

Published On: January 12, 2017 09:59 PM NPT By: Prabin Bikram Katwal

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Due to poverty, Som Bahadur Kumal couldn’t even afford to buy a marble when he was a child. He used to run for three kilometers to buy marbles as per the request of his friends with the expectation of getting one for his endeavor.

Lots of positives despite semifinal exit: Coach Kumar Thapa

Published On: January 11, 2017 08:20 AM NPT By: Prabin Bikram Katwal

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: National women's football team coach Kumar Thapa believes that there are lots of positives to be taken from the team's participation in the SAFF Women's Championship despite the team's failure to reach the final for the first time in its fourth appearance.

Bikram Lama: The pillar of national football team

Published On: December 9, 2016 09:12 AM NPT By: Prabin Bikram Katwal

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Majority of the football lovers' favorite players are strikers or someone who scores goals. Just like strikers, holding midfielder is equally important in modern football. The role of international stars like Sergio Busquets, Xabi Alonso, Kante is enough to shed light on the importance of midfielders.

National volleyball team lacks practice match

Published On: December 8, 2016 07:32 AM NPT By: Prabin Bikram Katwal

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Nepali national volleyball team is flying to Bangladesh without playing a single friendly match as Nepal Volleyball Association (NVA) failed to manage it as a preparation for the Asian Senior Men's Central Zone Volleyball Championship to be held in Dhaka from December 22.

Tactical changes, new faces and Indian obstacle

Published On: December 2, 2016 12:24 AM NPT By: Prabin Bikram Katwal

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: India has been a dominant force in the South Asian football, winning the SAFF Championship for  record times in both men's and women's football.

Family of badminton champions

Published On: November 25, 2016 02:05 AM NPT By: Prabin Bikram Katwal

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Tamang siblings Nangsal Devi, Ratna Jeet and Sara Devi are well known name in national badminton fraternity since almost half a decade. Nangsal and Ratna are the current national champions in women's and men's section. Sara is the former national champion and is out of action since a year due to knee injury. She went under the knife seven months back and is currently nursing her injury.

At least three years required to repair Dasharath Stadium

Published On: November 23, 2016 10:16 AM NPT By: Prabin Bikram Katwal

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: It will take at least three more years to repair the Dasharath Stadium parapet damaged by last year's devastating earthquakes. Though the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the stadium has still not been submitted, preliminary reports suggest that the stadium cannot be ready before three years.

Official int'l football title for Nepal after 23 yrs

Published On: November 16, 2016 03:56 AM NPT By: Prabin Bikram Katwal

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Nepal has lifted its first official international title after two decades defeating Macau 1-0 in the final of the AFC Solidarity Cup in Kuching, Malaysia on Tuesday.

Will Nepal win its first major trophy this evening?

Published On: November 15, 2016 02:30 PM NPT By: Prabin Bikram Katwal

Here we present some interesting facts about previous matches between Nepal and Macau and the ongoing tournament.

Team of teenagers brings shockwave in women's football

Published On: November 13, 2016 09:40 PM NPT By: Prabin Bikram Katwal

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: A non-departmental team scripted its name in history books in women's football in Nepal last Wednesday playing in the final of a major national tournament for the first time in domestic football. An interesting fact about the team was that it was studded with all teenage players.

Koji optimistic despite lack of friendly matches

Published On: October 28, 2016 09:50 PM NPT By: Prabin Bikram Katwal

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Playing friendly match is an integral part of the preparations for any national football team before taking part in the international tournament. Friendly matches against tough opponent provides coach a good opportunity to test his players and see whether they can play in the way that they have been instructed during training session.

Local support key to Chyasal’s promotion in A div

Published On: October 7, 2016 10:00 AM NPT By: Prabin Bikram Katwal

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: In a prize distribution ceremony held on the last day of the Martyrs Memorial B Division League at ANFA Complex, a group of local fans of Chyasal Youth Club were at the stadium with the local Newari musical instruments to cheer the new champion.

Three Star into Brodoloi final

Published On: September 28, 2016 09:40 PM NPT By: Prabin Bikram Katwal

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Ruslan Three Star has reached the final of Bordoloi Trophy registering an impressive 4-1 victory over Sikkim United FC in Guwahati, Asaam on Wednesday.

Nat’l football ex-captain Singh announces candidacy for ANFA vice prez

Published On: September 19, 2016 11:47 AM NPT By: Prabin Bikram Katwal

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Former national player and former captain of Nepali National Football team Upendra Man Singh has announced his candidacy for the post of vice president of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) on Monday.

Three Star to compete in Bordoloi Trophy in Guwahati

Published On: September 12, 2016 04:14 PM NPT By: Prabin Bikram Katwal

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: National League champion Ruslan Three Star is set to take part in the Bharat Ratna Lokapriya Bordoloi Trophy football tournament to be held in Guwahati, Assam from September 18.

Nepal grouped with Pakistan, Brunei

Published On: September 8, 2016 05:28 PM NPT By: Prabin Bikram Katwal

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Nepal has been drawn in Group A in the AFC Solidarity Cup, a newly-launched tournament by Asian Football Confederation (AFC), to be held in Malaysia from November 2 to 15. The venue is yet to be confirmed.

Sandeep Lamichhane invited to play in Australia

Published On: September 6, 2016 08:45 PM NPT By: Prabin Bikram Katwal

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Teenage cricket sensation Sandeep Lamichhane has received an invitation from former Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke on Tuesday to play in Sydney, Australia.

Thapa recalls goalie with umbrella in rare match

Published On: August 26, 2016 12:30 AM NPT By: Prabin Bikram Katwal

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Tribhuvan University's football team had travelled to Russia (then USSR) following an invitation to play friendly football matches against the state teams of Russia.

National League champion Three Star targets top finish

Published On: August 16, 2016 08:26 AM NPT By: Prabin Bikram Katwal

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Ruslan Three Star Club, which is returning to the continental club championship after three years, has almost completed its preparations before flying for the AFC Cup play-off qualifiers to be held in Mongolia from August 21 to 25.

Nepali athletes eye breaking national records

Published On: August 3, 2016 12:10 AM NPT By: Prabin Bikram Katwal

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Athletes Hari Prasad Rimal and Saraswati Bhattarai, representing Nepal in the Rio Olympics beginning from Friday, have expressed satisfaction with their training and have set sight on breaking national records at the global sports meet.