All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has re-appointed Krishna Thapa as the caretaker coach of the Nepal National team.
are going to New Delhi to compete in Nehru Cup.
(ANFA) confirmed its participation in Nehru Cup on Friday, which is starting from August 22 in New Delhi, India.
GoalNepal.com contacted coach Krishna Thapa and asked him, "How are you feeling?"
"Excited", Coach Thapa said.
"Of course, the preparation time is limited but we can do our best as most of the players are busy training for Ncell Cup", Thapa said.
"We are starting our training from Sunday. Our main focus will be on the fitness of the players", Coach revealed GoalNepal.com.
"I have already prepared a list of 26 players for the National team camp", Coach Thapa added, "I will submit the list to ANFA tomorrow".
Thapa also said that India and Maldives were known team to Nepal.
"India and Maldives are known team to us. We know them well but Cameroon and Syria are stronger sides", Coach Thapa said, "It will be great tournament for us".
The name of Philippines and Nepal had come up as possible short notice replacement for Kenya in Nehru Cup but Philippines rejected the offer opening the door for Nepal.
The All India Football Federation had been left scrambling to find a replacement for Kenya in the up-coming Nehru Cup 2012, after the East African nation Kenya suddenly pulled out.
Kenya opted to play a friendly match against Jamaica in USA rather than participating in Nehru Cup.
Five international teams; Nepal, Kenya, Maldives, Syria and Cameroon, along with hosts India are now going to compete in the tournament which is going to be held in the AIFF's 75th anniversary year.
The Nehru Cup is scheduled to start from August 22 in New Delhi.
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