KATHMANDU, March 21: Nepali national men's football team is playing two international friendly matches against Kuwait. This will be Nepal's first match after Johan Kalin became the head coach of Nepali team.
Coach Kalin said that the game would be an important start for Nepal. "Nepali football has a long way to go; the match with Kuwait is the initial step for future. We will make rigorous efforts to win today's match," he observed.
Nepal and Kuwait are playing after 19 years. They had played in the AFC Asia Cup in 2000, where Nepal was defeated 1-0 by Kuwait.
Today's match is therefore taken as an opportunity for Nepal to show its strength on Kuwait players.
On the other hand, Kuwait lead coach has also claimed his team would win the match.