AFC approves Bhutan as neutral venue despite Kuwait protest
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) had finally approve the Changlimithang stadium in Bhutan as a neutral venue for World Cup and Asia Cup qualifiers match between Nepal and Kuwait. The match which was supposed to be held in Dashrath Stadium was forced to be played at neutral venue as AFC officials were unsatisfied with the ground condition.
The first home match for Nepal in the qualifiers which is going to be played away from home on November 19. All the football fans in Nepal were much more excited with the international football being back after around 4 years. However, the fans had to wait for few more months to enjoy their team play in home soil.
After the disapproval from AFC, the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) had proposed Changlimithang stadium to host the match. Kuwait were still unsatisfied as they have to travel long distance and they are not used to play in cold condition. Therefore, they had visited the AFC head-quarter to change the venue again. Nevertheless, the AFC went on with ANFA’s choice and approves the venue.
Nepal is currently at fourth position in 5-teams standings. The only three points for Nepal came from an away win against Chinese Taipei. Nepal had lost all other three away matches.