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Japan Tour: Nepal Loses To Amitie SC
Aug 17, 2017 08:09:41 AM - Japan Tour: Nepal Loses To Amitie SC
Nepal National Team  lost 5-0 to Amitie SC in its third friendly match of Japan Tour today at Green Sakai Complex on Thursday morning. 

Amitie SC is a Japanese Regional league playing team in Kansei region.

Nepal Coach Koji fielded second string side in the match. The second choice team displayed poor performance and lacked poor coordination. The game saw a fighting spirit in the Nepalese side in the wee hours but it was too late for the Gorkhalis.

Coach Koji said his players were learing discipline from the current tour.

Nepal conceded an early goal in the 4th minute as Yamatomo Daiki made a perfect finish leaving Nepal goalie Alan Neupane stunned.

Yoshioka Takuro doubled the lead through  penalty kick  that Amitie SC earned in the 16th minute after Rajendra Rawal made a silly mistake. Takahashi Toshiki scored in the 34th minute to make the score line 3-0 till half time.

Pic: Milan Thapa, GoalNepal

Anjan Bista entered the field in the 46th minute in place of Hemanta Thapa Magar. Koji made  three more substitutions, Bikram Lama and Bimal Gharti Magar substituted Rajendra Rawal and Anil Gurung respectively, in the 62nd minute while Nawayug Shrestha replaced Sunil Bal in the 80th minute.

Moriya Takajin extended the lead in the 56th minute. Horino Jun sealed 5-0 victory for Amitie in the 57th minute. Nepal could have conceded more goals, haven't Nepal goalie Alan Neupane denied the threats in wee hours. Dinesh Rajbanshi made a good clearance from goal line in the 84th minute.

Nepal will play next against Hanan University tomorrow at Green Sakai Complex  at 1:15 PM NST. Nepal won 2-1 against in its second match while drew 1-1 against Gamba Osaka U23 in its first friendly.

Nepal is holding 8-day preparatory camp in Japan for Tajikistan match. Nepal is hosting Tajikistan in AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualification in Kathmandu on September 5.

Nepal will play its last match against Vissel Kobe U-18 Team on August 19. Gorkhalis will also watch J-league match between Gamba Osaka and Kashiwa Reysol on August 19.

Nepal First XI:
Nepal XI: Alan Neupane (GK); Jitendra Karki, Man Bahadur Tamang, Dinesh Rajbanshi, Rajendra Rawal, Bimal Basnet ; Sunil Bal, Hemanta Thapa, Heman Gurung; Suman Lama, Anil Gurung (C). 

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