Club Licensing to be implemented in Nepal

Feb 11, 2017 –  All Nepal Football Association is all set to implement AFC Club Licensing from this year in a bid to develop club football scene in the country.

An interaction session was held today at the ANFA Complex in presence of the AFC Head of Club Licensing, Mr. Mahajan Vasudevan Nair. All the 'A' Division Clubs bar one were present in the session along with the newly promoted clubs.

The clubs interacted about the possibilities and challenges regarding the club licensing which is set to be implemented from 2017 in Nepal. Despite some challenges due to the lack of infrastructure, participating clubs agreed to work hand in hand with ANFA as well as AFC in order to implement the licensing. The AFC will guide the clubs and FA through the AFC Club Licensing during the implementation phase.

AFC has conducted two workshops for the club licensing before this under AFC's Development Officer Yogesh Desai. The AFC has made it mandatory for clubs to meet the AFC Club Licensing requirement by 2018 if they are to compete in the AFC club level championships.

Mr. Nair arrived Nepal for a two-day visit in which he had various meetings to make effective implementation of Club Licensing. ANFA President Narendra Shrestha, ANFA Technical Director Chiaki Takeda, ANFA Acting General Secretary Sanjib Pd. Mishra, ANFA CEO Indraman Tuladhar and Club Licensing Manager Gokul Thapa attended a joint meeting at the ANFA Complex on Friday. The top level management has committed to implementing the Club Licensing from this year.

Mr. Nair also explained the roles and responsibilities to the members of First Instance Body (FIB) and Appeals Body (AB) yesterday.