Thursday, August 18

Nagarkote, Miss SAFF Women’s Championship

National women’s football team captain, Renuka Nagarkote, will miss the upcoming SAFF Women’s Championship after she suffered a clavicle fracture during training on Tuesday. Nagarkote sustained the injury on her shoulder at the ANFA Complex during the national camp for the Asian Games and was taken to the hospital
for surgery.
“Nagarkote underwent open reduction internal fixation surgery at B&B Hospital in Gwarko on Tuesday and will be out for at least 10 weeks,”
the All Nepal Football Association said on its website.“She will be discharged from the hospital on Wednesday,” it added.
Nepal is hosting the regional women’s championship from August 10 to September 29. Nepal also hosted the last edition of the event in 2019
in Biratnagar.Nepal has reached the final of four out of five editions of the biennial competition but has come short each time. India has won all the
editions of the SAFF Championship that was founded in 2010.

Nagarkot is likely to be fit for the Hangzhou Asiad, which host China postponed until 2023 citing the Covid-19 pandemic. The Games were
originally scheduled to take place from September 10 to 25. The new date for the 19th edition of the multi-sport event has not been announced.

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