He is under 14 but his body structure says otherwise. Lanky striker of Nepal National U-14 team, Bimal Gharti Magar has emerged as a football prodigy in Nepalese football scenario.
ANFA Academy player, Magar hails from Butaha, Nawalparasi district and was encamped in Butwal ANFA Technical Centre before moving to Central ANFA Academy few months back.
Magar stole the limelight in Subroto Cup as he played a major role in guiding Elite Boarding School, Butwol to win the prestigious Subroto Mukherjee Cup football tournament held in New Delhi last year.
Gharti Magar again proved his class in recently concluded AFC U-14 Youth Football festival where he scored eight goals including a hat trick against Sri Lanka.
How do you feel?
"I am very happy. I love to score goals", striker Magar answered.
Nepal remained undefeated and scored 29 goals and conceded just a single goal in ten matches played in the entire festival.
Magar, whose left foot is more active than his right, says he is inspired by Nepal International players; Bijaya Gurung and Bharat Khawas.
"I like Bijaya Gurung and Bharat Khawas", Magar said, "I want to play like Bharat (dai)".
"I like his playing style and confidence in attacking line", Magar reasoned why he likes Khawas.
Brighest prospoect - Bimal Gharti Magar!
Magar also admitted that he wanted to play from National team in the future.
"My big aim is to play for my country and score many goals", Magar said, "I want to win trophies for my country".
Nepal U-14 Coach, Sunil Shrestha also believes that Magar could become a great striker for Nepal.
"He is a clinical striker. He's got height advantage and his header and left foot is killer. He can score goals", Coach Shrestha said, "Bimal is one of the brightest prospects in Nepalese football".
When Nepal is looking for good strikers who can score goals in international football, Bimal Gharti Magar can be an option after few years.
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