ACC U-16: Nepal defeats Kuwait with 2-1

Kathmandu, September 9.  Nepali skipper Bimal Gharti Magar converted a penalty in the 81st minute, sealing the match against Kuwait, at the ACC U-16 Championship played at the Muangthong Stadium in Bangkok on Tuesday.

Magar capitalised the opportunity Nepal got in the dying moments of the game, helping his team to secure full three points. With today’s win, Nepal have collected four points.

Kuwait had earlier fought back in the game making it 1-1 with the help of a penalty strike in the 75th minute of the match. Albariki converted the spot-kick for his team after being fouled by Nepal in the 74th minute.

An own goal by Kuwaiti player Alkhaldi had earlier put Nepal ahead in the third minute. Alkhaldi directed the ball into his own net when he misjudged a cross from Kiran Sunar.

With today’s win, Nepal have kept their chances alive to qualify for the quarter-finals of the tournament. Skipper Magar played today’s match after missing the first game through suspension. Nepal had drawn their first match against Uzbekistan while Kuwait was hammered 3-0 by DPR Korea.