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Nepali men's national football team head coach Almutairi honoured


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2021 Oct 31, 19:55,
Abdullah Almutairi Photo: Nepalnews

The government has feted the head coach of the Nepali men's national football team, Abdullah Almutairi, on Sunday.

Minister for Youth and Sports Maheshwor Jung Gahatraj honoured Almutairi with Dhaka topi and shawl at the Ministry of Youth and Sports. Coached by Almutairi, the Nepali football team stood second in the SAFF Football Championship held from October 1 to 16 in the Maldives.

The Minister honoured him for his notable contribution in helping Nepal reach the second position in the regional football competition. Nepal, Maldives, India, Sri-Lanka, Bangladesh competed in the match. India beat Nepal 3-0 in the match.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister Gahatraj lauded that head coach Almutairi won over not only the Nepali football players but also the Nepali people in a short span of time.

He praised, "We are pleased to have you back in Nepal. You are not only a good friend to the Nepali footballers but also a good friend of Nepal. The Ministry of Youth and Sports is with you. So are the footballers."

Stating that the government of Nepal had taken cognizance of the issues prevailing in the sports sector in the country, the Minister pledged to address those issues.

He expressed his confidence that Almutairi's leadership would help in the development and expansion of football in Nepal. Acting secretary at the Ministry Kamal Pokharel said that Nepal achieved a positive result in the SAFF Football Championship due to the leadership of the coach and the untiring practice of the footballers.

Honoured Kuwaiti national Almutairi said that Nepal achieved such a high-level result due to the hard work of the players and himself.

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