Lalitpur City FC signed star forward Bimal Gharti Magar as their first marquee player | NSL season 2

Bimal Gharti Magar has been contracted with the Lalitpur City FC for the second season of Nepal Super League NSL S2 at a whooping amount of NRs.1.2 millions ( 12 Lakhs Nepalese Rupees). Bimal who missed the inaugural season of NSL is all set to start this time as a marquee player. Sustaining the knee injury Bimal was out of field for almost 22 months. He returned last time against the Mauritius friendly after the former coach Abdullah Almutairi gave him chance. He even scored the winning goal for Nepal. Last year Lalitpur had signed Anjan Bista as their Marquee player. But this time Anjan will be featuring from the new entrant Jhapa FC.

Bimal Gharti Magar Salary:

After a record NRs.1.2 million signing from Lalitpur, forward Bimal Gharti Magar has now jumped to the 2nd in the list of most valuable Nepalese football player team after Rohit Chand ( € 300K Persik Kedri) equaling with Kiran Chemjong (€150k, Punjab FC). Before, the former Machhindra FC forward Bimal had his market value half than the present i.e. €75K.

In the contrary of Nepalese players movement to Australia, the second season of NSL is expected to held the remaining talents here in Nepal. Even the organizers are trying to pull out something big in the football culture in Nepal.

NSL Season 2 Auctions and players divisions:

As most of the auctioned players even the marquee ones have left Nepal, the auction for the NSL 2023 is set to happen again for the second season from October 6. In the coming days each clubs can retain their their certain percentage of players for the next season.

NSL Auction on October 6/Ashoj 19 
  • Each team can sign up to 6 foreign players in their squad.
  • Clubs can put their Marquee players both Nepalese or international.

Here are the players categories;
  • 'A' category: NRs.3,50,000
  • 'B' category: NRs.1,50,000
  • 'C' category: NRs.50,000
  • Expected purse of total auction amount more than NRs.25 million for 150 players (2.5 million per club).

Each club can recruit 23 players in their squad:
  • 1 marque player (can be both Nepali or foreigner)
  • 4 A' category
  • 6 'B' category
  • 5 'C' category players
  • 5-6 foreign players
  • 2 from talent hunt
* Note: As the previous auction has been dismissed after most of the players went abroad, the same provisions are expected to be introduced this time too in the auction.

Bimal GM tied knot with his girlfriend Leena Pradhan on Sunday

Nepali national football team forward Bimal Gharti Magar tied the knot with his girlfriend Leena Pradhan in the presence of his family at the Bhadrakali temple in Kathmandu on Sunday. On Sunday, Bimal shared some pictures of the wedding on his social network and wrote -
My Yesterday, Today and Forever….❤️👩‍❤️‍👨
And She is none other then my BetterHalf ❤️

Even last year , Bimal and Leena's relationship was widely discussed on social media. Bimal used to mention the same Leena's name from time to time in his social media status.

Lina herself also posted the status saying that she was in a relationship with Bimal 3 years ago. Bimal, who returned to Nepal after staying in Qatar for a long time due to injury, had also introduced his mother to Leena last year. Leena and Bimal's love relationship has been meaningful because of their close family relationship. Leena, who hails from Itahari, came to Nepal only a few months ago after completing her bullter training graduation from "Soneva Jani" Maldives.

Bimal, who made his debut against Bangladesh in 2012, has been a regular in the national team since then. Just a few weeks ago, Bimal, who was named man of the match with 1 goal and an assist in the match against Paro FC under the first selection of the FC Cup, also dedicated the award to his girlfriend Leena.

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