Nepal loses its first match, Palestine 2-0 Victors

nepal team18th March, 2012

Nepal 0-2 Palestine (final score)

Nepal has slumped in the first match encounter against Palestine in front of home crowds. Palestine started brightly and Fahed Attal scored a sitter within first four minutes. The ball cleared by Kiran Chemjong was gifted to Palestinean player who assisted to Attal.

Nepal were chasing shadows all over the match. Palestineans were swift, disciplined and strong too. Nepalese players were nudged easily and dispossessed by their counterparts in the match. The half time ended 1-0.

In the second half as Nepalese national team attempted times and again to find the equiliser, Fahed Attal scored again in the 64th minute to double his tally and doubled the lead.

Nepal had many attacks in the second half but like several previous encounters they were unable to test the opposing goalkeeper.

The pre-tournament lack of international practice matches clearly showed in the pitch. Nepal's life is now more difficult as they have to face Maldives and Turkmenistan in rest of the group A matches.

Ram Gurung

Images: Shabda Shrestha