Khadka said he was confident of earning his way back to the national team. “I took it positively after being left of the 2013 Saff Championship squad,” he said. “I have really worked hard all these years,” said Khadka who won seven titles with Three Star last season and leading the team on five of those occasion.
Khadka even didn’t hesitated blaming personal egos of some the top Anfa officials for his exclusion this long. He was left out from Nepal’s squad of 2013 Saff Championship under Polish coach Jack Stefanowski but was in the team’s pre tournament (Saff Championship) friendly matches for Bahrain and Kuwait.
The final squad was picked up from the 30 players who are under closed camp training. Nepal will take on Pakistan on September 4, Bhutan two days later and Bangladesh on Sept 8 in Group ‘A’ matches.
Goalkeeper: Kiran Kumar Limbu, Bikesh Kuthu, Alan Neupane
Defender: Dinesh Rajbansi, Devendra Tamang, Biraj Maharjan (C), Ananta Tamang, Aditya Chaudhary, Rohit Chand, Suman Aryal
Midfielder: Hemant Thapa Magar, Heman Gurung, Bishal Rai, Sunil Bal, Sujal Shrestha, Nirajan Khadka
Forwards: Bharat Khawas, Bimal Gharti Magar, Nawayug Shrestha, Anjan Bista