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Nepal striker finds Dhaka extremely hot

  • Published at 08:39 pm November 9th, 2020
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“The weather is extremely hot comparing to Nepal.” said Nepal striker Bharat Khawas after yesterday’s closed-door practice session in Dhanmondi ground. He is however very pleased for the upcoming Fifa friendlies

Dhaka stands at an elevation of only four metres above sea level whereas it is approximately 1400m in Kathmandu where Nepal national football team had been staying and training until last week. The difference of temperature is around 10 degree Celsius as well. 

The drastic change of the atmosphere is a major challenge to cope up for the Gorkas who arrived here in Dhaka on Thursday to play two friendly matches against Bangladesh national team. The summer, followed by monsoon is over here and the winter is on its way but Nepalese players seem to find the weather extremely hot.

“The weather is extremely hot comparing to Nepal.” said Nepal striker Bharat Khawas after yesterday’s closed-door practice session in Dhanmondi ground. He is however very pleased for the upcoming Fifa friendlies.

“The condition of football is going down due to Covid-19 situation. These friendly matches give us lots of boost. So, we are very happy to play the two friendly matches.” said the 29-year-old winger.

The experienced midfielder Bikram Lama also spoke on the occasion. He said that winning is not mandatory but getting back to the pitch after long Covid-19 break is more important.

“It’s not about beating but resuming football after so long time. So we need to get confident as like before. As being a footballer, we go to any tournament or match for win. Hopefully we can win but it it’s not like compulsory. We definitely respect Bangladesh that’s why.” said Bikram.

Bikram finds no issues with the absence of players who tested Covid-19 positive and couldn’t travel with the team. The 31-year-old defensive midfielder said, “There are seven players out for Covid-19. We have many players who can substitute them and fulfill the demand of team. We hope everything goes right.

The friendlies between Bangladesh and Nepal are scheduled to be held at November 13 and 17 at the With those matches, Bangabandhu National Stadium would stage the first international official games in Bangladesh during the pandemic.