Nepal National football team is taking on Maldives in its second match of the AFC Challenge Cup Football Tournament knowing that win would bring their lost charm in the competition.
The Gorkhalis were beaten by Palestine on Thursday's opening match 2-0.
What: Nepal Vs Maldives
Nepal and Maldives have met 12 times in International football. Nepal have won just three and lost five matches. Four matches have been drawn.
Both teams have lost their opening match so it will be a great chance for both of them to revive their chance to stay in the fray for the second round.
Nepal National Team Coach Views:
Nepal National football team Coach, Graham Roberts
"We had a spirited performance against Palestine but squandered some great chances to score so hope things will improve in our next match," the former England international said.
"I believe that we can beat any team in this competition. Like I always said, we need to believe in ourselves and keep on playing good football, the result will come," continued Roberts, who has no suspensions or injury worries to contend with.
Maldives National Football team Coach, Istavan Urbanyi
"We missed Ali Ashfaq against Turkmenistan but he would be a great asset for our remainder of the campaign," Urbanyi said.
"It's going to be another tough match but we are ready and we can pull off a great result on Saturday. We hope our boys will stay focused and do the job professionally," he added.
Ahmed Thariq will miss the game due to suspension.