- Published on Sunday, 20 September 2015 04:32
Nepal take on Oman on their last Group B match of the AFC U-16 Qualifiers in Bishkek on Sunday afternoon (2:45 PM Kick off).
Nepal lead the standings of the four-nation qualifiers with six points from two wins, while Jordan are second with three points, ahead of Oman on goal difference. Host Kyrgyzstan are out of contention with no points all.
A draw will be enough for Upendra Man Singh's boys to make it through the final round in India in 2016. A total of 16 teams, including 10 group winners and four best runners-up will join host India and defending champions North Korea in the final round. However, if India, which is also competing in the qualifiers make it through from here, then there will be five best runners-up slot up grabs.
Ahead of this crucial fixture against Oman, coach Upendra Man Singh said that the two wins, especially the 4-2 win over the host, has boosted the confidence of his players, but it is necessary to be cautious against a strong team like Oman.
"We will try to play our normal game," said the former Nepal international skipper. "We want to qualify with three straight wins."
Nepal had staged a remarkable comeback against host Kyrgyzstan last night by overturning a 2-0 deficit to win the match 4-2. A brace from Dinesh Henjan, who came on as a substitute in the 51st, and a goal each from skipper Manish Karki and Rejin Subba had handed Nepal a famous victory over the Central Asians.
Against Jordan, Nepal scored twice, thanks to Rejin Subba's brace, before conceding late in injury time.