ANFA Futsal Refereeing Course kicks off

Aug. 22, 2017 - The first ever ANFA Fusal Refereeing Course organized by the All Nepal Football Association kicked off in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

The three-course which will run though Aug. 22 – 24 is conducted by AFC Futsal Instructor Wong Po On Andy, from Hong Kong, and has 29 participants from various districts mostly from Kathmandu. 

The course is organized by ANFA to prepare referees to conduct the upcoming ANFA Futsal National League which will select players to represent Nepal in the AFC Futsal Championship 2018 scheduled to be in IR Iran from Oct. 13 – Oct. 22. Nepal is grouped with Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in the qualifiers. 

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the program held on Tuesday, ANFA Futsal Committee Chairman, who was the chief guest of the program, spoke about the growing popularity futsal is getting in Nepal, especially Kathmandu, due to rapid urbanization which has resulted in lack of open space for physical activities.

"Though futsal is a very popular format of the beautiful game in Kathmandu, we actually don’t have referees who are specialized in futsal to conduct accredited tournaments. This league will play a crucial role in producing referees who are fit for the duty," he said.

AFC Instructor Won Po On thanked the AFC for taking the initiative to conduct the course and assured the participants that he would deliver his best in the three days he has with them.

Keeping in mind the burgeoning popularity of the game, the ANFA earlier this year had organized the first ever AFC Futsal Coaching Course in Kathmandu. A total of 19 coaches with AFC 'C' Coaching Certificate had completed the course with praise worthy results.

Participants:

  1. Maya Lama
  2. Anjana Rai
  3. Radhika Shakya
  4. Laxmi Shrestha
  5. Sahadev Shrestha
  6. Sukra Tamang
  7. Kisan Yadav
  8. Sandeep Shrestha
  9. Pratik Ghimire
  10. Prajesh Amatya
  11. Rajesh Shrestha
  12. Harish Karki
  13. Bishwas Karki
  14. Kashi Raj Rai
  15. Sagar Tamang
  16. Suman Shrestha
  17. Prabin Gautam
  18. Bijay Tamang
  19. Tilak Siwakoti
  20. Saurav Gurung
  21. Prakash Bhujel
  22. Sujan Kisi
  23. Santosh Pokhrel
  24. Ganesh Chaudhary
  25. Bikram Chaudhary
  26. Suraj Manandhar
  27. Prabhat Sharma
  28. Sagar Shrestha
  29. Srijana Bartaula