After the decision of the government to allow sports activities to resume from August 17 in the midst of Covid-19 fears, the football-government body of the country is preparing to start training the members of the national team from the same day.
Nevertheless, all Nepal Football Association says players need to undergo Coronavirus polymerase chain reaction tests and remains in quarantine for 14 days before they enter the training sessions.
“We will call all the players to Kathmandu by August 1. Then, we will keep them in a hotel, where they will be tested for Coronavirus,” ANFA spokesperson Kiran Rai says, “While the players will wait for their reports, we will sanitise our hostel. By August 15, they will be camped in the hostel and training will begin on August 17.”
Nepal is playing three matches, one each against Chinese Taipei, Australia, and Jordan, in Kathmandu in October-November as a part of their World Cup Qualifier. ANFA, accordingly, had taken initiatives to begin training as early as from the first week of July, but the government had not consented.

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