Footballers in Nepal for tri-nation tourney

Sports Correspondent

18th March, 2021 09:06:23 printer

Footballers in Nepal for tri-nation tourney

Bangladesh national football team reached Nepal on Thursday to take part in a three-team tournament involving the hosts Nepal and Kyrgyzstan U-23.

Bangladesh received a setback before leaving the country as defender Rahmat Mia missed the Nepal-bound flight after contracting coronavirus. 

However, midfielder Rakib Hossain flew with the team after testing Covid-19 negative during the second test. 

Earlier on Wednesday, Rakib tested positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, Rahmat will undergo a second test on March 20 and upon his getting corona negative result, he will be flying to Nepal on March 22 with skipper Jamal Bhuyan who was released by the I-League team Kolkata Mohammedan.

The tri-nation tournament will commence on March 23 and continue till March 29.