Skipper Thapa to win 50th int’l cap

KATHMANDU, FEB 09 -

The name of skipper Sagar Thapa will be engraved in the golden letters in the

history of Nepali football as he is set to win 50th international caps when he will lead Nepal national team in the second friendly match against Pakistan at the Dashrath stadium on Saturday.

Thapa, who earned his first international cap back in 2003 in Asia Cup against Vietnam in Inchen, South Korea, will be only the fourth player to achieve the feat after Balgopal Maharjan, Rakesh Shrestha and Upendra Man Singh.

Assigned the role of a captain in the AFC Challenge Cup against Kyrgyzstan on March 2003, the 29-year-old will be fashioning the captain’s armband for the 28th time on Saturday.

 

Posted on: 2013-02-09 09:15