After 28 years, Nepali football has an opportunity to create a new history in history. A match is being played between Nepal and India today and if we win the title from this match, Nepal will have an opportunity to make history in the world of football.
The Nepali football team has got an opportunity to make history in the SAAF Championship, the biggest football competition of the South Asian nation. The Nepali team was not able to get this opportunity even though the competition started under the name of SAARC Gold in 1993 has crossed 28 years. But this year, they have got the opportunity to fight in the final. Along with this opportunity, there will also be an opportunity to make history in Nepali history from football.
In the 13th edition of Maldives, Nepal has an opportunity to make history. Nepal has reached the final for the first time in the history of SAAF. And, Nepal is playing for the title against India today, Saturday. India's clean history is different. Clearly, India has the sole dominance. India has won the SAAF title a record seven times.
Clearly, Nepal's best performance so far was to be in third place. Which was first won in 1993 SAARC Gold. In the round robin competition, Nepal finished third after India and Sri Lanka. This time, the Nepali team has made history by making it to the finals. Now Nepal has one step left to make another history. For that, India's challenge will have to be overcome.
If Nepal defeats India today, it will win the title for the first time. Which will be a historic day of Nepali football. This is a big day for us. We have everything. We will give everything to win. The way we will play Gorkhali, says Nepali team captain and goalkeeper Kiran Chemjong. The main goal of the head coach of the Nepali team, Abdullah Almutairi, is to help Nepal win the SAAF title. Almutairi has repeatedly said.
However, it is not easy for Nepal to make history by overcoming India's challenge. India is becoming an obstacle for Nepal in South Asian football. Nepal had lost to India even in the league stage match. After winning the first two matches, Nepal lost 1-0 to India in the third match.
Nepal even wants to avenge that defeat. Similarly, Nepal will play the final against India forgetting the past. We don't care about the past. The past is already gone. What have we done in the past? We don't mean that. "We only thought about the final game," said Captain Kiran.
Nepal has played 22 games against India so far. In which India is completely in control. India has won 15 games against Nepal. Nepal has won two games and drawn five games.