Developing the quality of women’s football

April 23, 2017 - With a view to upgrade the level of women’s football in the country, the All Nepal Football Association on Sunday held a meeting with the officials of the three departmental sides – Nepal Police, Nepal Army and Armed Police Force.

Highlighting the importance of the three departmental sides in women’s football in Nepal, ANFA thanked them for their contribution and requested more assistance and cooperation from them in the days ahead to develop the game.

The idea proposed by the association has the departmental sides playing an even bigger role than what they used to.

The proposed idea is to select a total of 30 players from a district-wide league that ANFA will be conducting in the coming months.

The 30 players will then be divided into three groups (10 each) and sent to three departmental teams for further training. For their grooming, ANFA will be assisting the teams in every possible way.

A home-and-away league for the departmental sides, incorporating the newly selected players, will be conducted in the weekends. Simultaneously, the national team training will also be held twice a week under head coach Kumar Thapa. The three coaches of the departmental team will be deputizing Thapa.

In the National Women’s League to be held later in the year, the 30 players trained by the departmental sides will be representing their own region.

The bottom line of the idea is to stop the goal fest that the three departmental teams often enjoy during competitions against non departmetnal sides.