Women Football

ANFA Women's Team "FOOTBALL FOR CHANGE". The quality of Football displayed by ANFA Woman team in international competitions in all age groups has been impressive and inspirational.

About Women Football

ANFA Woman’s Football

The quality of Football displayed in international competitions in all age groups has been impressive and inspirational. Despite the game in the early stages of female growth and development the quality is undeniable. It is our challenge to ensure all women are provided with equal opportunities to participate, develop and enjoy the game as fun with friends or pursue an elite-playing career.Our goals are set out below:



Become the leading Football Development Team across South Asia and a leader across the Asian Football Confederation.


Maximize opportunities to increase participation, access to facilities, resources and equipment and provide coaching and education throughout the country to improve everyone’s overall football experience.


The ANFA Technical Team has 4 components that summaries our philosophy

  1. Raise the Game’s Profile
  2. Develop the Game at every level
  3. Provide opportunities for everyone to be part of our Game
  4. Protect the core values of ANFA and the game (Inclusive, healthy, positive, respect, support)



  • To be the leading Football nation in South Asia by 2022.
  • Consistently rank in the top-five AFC nations by 2030.


  • To administer women's football in a professional and transparent manner.
  • To use Football as a vehicle to empower all Women, strengthen communities, relationships and build a proud nation.


  • Grassroots
  • Youth development
  • Schools
  • Distant Communities
  • Female Football Festivals
  • Identification Camps
  • Introduction of Elite Academies
  • Increased number of Competitions (Grassroots to Elite)
  • Develop a Database of all players (increase engagement)
  • Collaboration with Schools and NGOs for grassroots development
  • Employ more Female Staff


  • Deputy Mayor National Women’s League.
  • International Friendlies (U-15, U-17, U18, U-20 and National Senior Team).
  • U-15 Tournament before SAFF U-15 Championship SEP 2020.
  • U-18 Tournament before SAFF U-18 Championship OCT 2020.
  • Deputy Mayor National Women’s League 2020/2021(Qualification Round).
  • Four Nations Cup Tournament.
  • Deputy Mayor National League (Final Round)


Women Football News


U-15 women's team reduced to 30

The preliminary squad of U-15 national women's team has been reduced to 30.

Head coach Bhagawati Rana Magar left out 10 players from the 40 currently training at ANFA Complex.

The team will take part in the SAFF U-15 Women's Championship to be held in Bangladesh from November 1-12.

Preliminary squad:

Goalkeepers: Radhika Oli, Sujata Tamang, Sanimaya Syangtang, Rupa Dhimal

Defenders: Dipa Magar, Sanji Thing, Anjana Pun Magar, Bipana Snehi, Renu Limbu, Anisha BK, Amita Bhul, Prerana Dolma Lama, Sita Rokaya

Midfielders: Rebika Nepali, Siwangi Snehi, Manisha Sen, Sushila KC, Simran Rai, Dilmaya Ghising, Yasodha Bohara, Punam Chemjong, Nirmala Acharya, Sabita Mandal, Bhumika Budathoki, Bhawana Pariyar

Forwards: Samikshya Magar, Dipa Rokaya, Barsa Oli, Senu Pariyar, Sukriya Miya

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Punam, Dipa and Indira announce retirement from national duties

Nepali internationals Punam Jargha Magar, Dipa Rai and Indira Rai have announced retirement from national duties.

The trio announced their retirement after the finals of the SAFF Women's Championship 2022.

A special programme was organized at the Dasharath Stadium after their retirement. National Sports Council Member Secretary Tanka Lal Ghising donned the trio with blazers.

All three players represent Tribhuvan Army Football Club in the national level.

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Head coach Thapa announces he is stepping down from his role

Nepal's women's team head coach Kumar Thapa said he was leaving his role after the team's defeat in the SAFF Women's Championship 2022.

Thapa, appointed to the post prior to the competition, announced he was leaving in the post-match conference. "I think it is not right for me to continue in the role following the defeat," said Thapa in the post-match conference.

"I am sad we couldn't win the championship. Not its time for another person to take up the role," he said.

Nepal lost 3-1 to Bangladesh in the finals at Dasharath Stadium on Monday.

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Agony for Nepal as Bangladesh win maiden SAFF Women's Championship

Bangladesh won their maiden SAFF Women's Championship 2022 defeating Nepal 3-1 in the finals on Monday.

Nepal's hope of lifting the title in front of a sold out crowd at Dasharath Stadium ended in agony. nepal's head coach Kumar Thapa also announced he was leaving his post following the defeat in the finals.

Shamsunnahar gave Bangladesh the lead in the 13th minute. Srimoti Krishnarani Sarkar doubled the lead in the 42nd.

Backed by a vocal crowd Nepal slowly began to put some pessure in the second half. With rain pouring heavily, Anita Basnet pulled one back in the 77th minute. But any comeback from Nepali side was quickly distinguished as Sarkar scored Bangladesh's third in the 77th minute.

It was Bangladesh first ever win over Nepal in the SAFF Women's Championship.

Bangladesh also clean-swept individual award of the competition.

Bangladesh's Sabina Khatun won the Player of the Tournament award. She also won the highest goalscorer award with eight goals.

Goalkeeper Rupna Chakma won the Best Goalkeeper award while Bangladesh also won the Fair Play award.

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Teams confident of winning SAFF Women's title

Both Nepal and Bangladesh expressed their optimism to win the title of the SAFF Women's Championship 2022 when the two teams meet in the final on Monday.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Bangladesh and Nepal's team coaches said they would win the trophy.

Bangladeshi coach Golam Rabbani Choton said his players were ready to face a tough competition in Nepal in the final tomorrow. "My players are ready and we hope to win the title," said Choton. Choton said he knew a capacity crowd would turn out for the match but will be unfazed by it.

"We have played in front of large crowds cheering for their teams and won the matches. My players are ready for the crowd too," he said.

Nepal's Kumar Thapa said the crowd cheering for them would be a big motivating factor for the players on the pitch. "There is the chance to win the title and there is the chance to win title for the crowd cheering for us. We don't want anyone to take the trophy home. We want it to be here with us," said Thapa.

Thapa said his team was mentally and physically prepared for the final. "We defeated India and created history. But we have another big opportunity to create bigger history. We want to add a star atop of our logo in our jersey," he said pointing to the ANFA logo on the jersey.

Nepal will face Bangladesh in the final at Dasharath Stadium at 5 pm on Monday.

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Nepal defeat India for historic win, reach SAFF Women's Championship final

Rashmi Ghising's solitary goal helped Nepal defeat India in semi final of SAFF Women's Championship 2022.

The goal in the added minutes of first half helped Nepal win their first ever match over India in the regional competition.

Nepal were dominant throughout the game but lacked the finishing edge upfront.

Preeti Rai's shot in the 33rd minute sailed few meters above the bar. 

Rai shot few inches from the upright in the second half.

India also had some moments to bring the match level but saw their chances go to waste.

Bangladesh's 8-0 victory over Bhutan in the other semi-final means SAFF Women's Championship will get a new champion. India have won all the previous editions of the competition. 

It is also the first time India has failed to reach the competition final.

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