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


Pema Dolma Lama wins Women's Association presidential election

Pema Dolma Lama became the President of ANFA Women's Association after claiming victory in the elections held at ANFA Complex on Tuesday.

Lama defeated her only rival Bimala Poudel to claim victory. Of the total 42 votes, Lama secured 36 to Poudel's six.

Pramila Singh Shrestha, Luna Pradhan and Kamala Hirachan Thakali won the vice president positions. Shrestha secured 38 votes, Pradhan received 35 and Hirachan won 34 votes. Another vice presidential candidate Rama Bhattarai won seven votes.

The election committee declared seven members as unanimous after only seven candidates vied for the position. Brinda Dewan, Dipa Chhetri, Sarila Shrestha Maleku, Saraswoti Shrestha, Lila Maya Thapa, Chandra Bhandari and Bina Shrestha became the members of the association.

A minute silence was held to mourn the death of former Nepali international and former assistant treasurer of Women's Association Nandakala Thapa who passed away on Monday night.

(From left: Luna Pradhan, Pema Dolma Lama, Pramila Singh Shrestha and Kamala Hirachan Thakali)

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Deputy Mayor Women's League from 3 Chaitra, 2076

The first round of Deputy Mayor National Women's League 2076/77 to be held at the Dharan Stadium, Sunsari from 3-13 Chaitra 2076.

The league features seven teams and will be played in double round format. The participating teams are: Chaudandigadi Municipality, Tribhuwan Army Club, Armed Police Force, Biratnagar Metropolitancity, Waling Municipality, Chandrapur Minicipality and Nepal Police Club.

The champions will get Rs. 15 lakh while the runners-up will get Rs. 8 lakh. Teams that will finish third and fourth will also be rewarded with Rs. 5 lakh and Rs. 3 lakh respectively.

The best players in four position and the best coach will receive Rs. 50 thousand each. The tournament also offers Rs. 1.5 lakh in the Fair Play Award.

The venue of the league will then be shifted to Kathamandu and Biratnagar for the second and final round respectively.

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Chandrapur Municipality lifts Chandrapur Deputy Mayor League title

Chandrapur Municipality on Saturday lifted the title of Chandrapur Deputy Mayor National Women's League.

In the finals, Chandrapur defeated Waling Municipality in penalty shootout. The match was decided through penalty shootout after both the teams played goalless draw in the regulation time.

Champion Chandrapur Municipality received Rs. 3, 00, 000 while runner up Waling Municipality bagged Rs. 1, 50, 000. 

Rajani Thokar was adjudged the Best Player Award of the tournament and received scooter. 

Individual Awards:

Best Goalkeper: Sabitri Kishan (Waling Municipality)

Best Defender: Samikshya Ghimire (Chandrapur Municipality)

Best Midfielder: Sabita Rana Magar (Chandrapur Municipality)

Best forward: Rajani Thokar (Chandrapur Municipality)

Best Coach: Norraj Kafle (Chandrapur Municipality)

Players from each individual awards were awarded with Rs. 15, 000 cash. 

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Nepal U-15 Girl's team to play two friendly against Bhutan U-15

Nepal U-15 Girls team will play two friendly matches against Bhutan U-15 Girls team on 23 December and 25 December at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato.

The friendly is scheduled to kick off at 14:00.

"We have strong commitment towards Women's Football. This is the first time that U-15 Girls team is playing a friendly. We at the ANFA aim to make women's football more competitive, sustainable and appealing," said ANFA General Secretary Indraman Tuladhar.

Team Bhutan is arriving Kathamndu today to compete Nepal in the friendly. 

Nepal U-19 Women's team recently played three friendly series against the teams of Bahrain. The team won 4-2 and 3-0 against the Bahrain U-19 team while drew 1-1 with the senior team of Bahrain.

The entry for the fans are made free for the match.

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Squad Finalized For SAG

Hari Khadka have announced his final 20-member squad for the South Asian Games (SAG) on Saturday, three weeks before the competition will commence.

Nepal is hosting the multi-sports event from December 1-10 in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers: Anjila Thumbapo, Anjana Rana Magar, Usha Nath

Defenders: Gita Rana, Punam Jharga Magar, Amrita Jaishi, Hira Kumari Bhujel, Kavita Dhimal, Mana Maya Limbu, Puja Rana

Midfielders: Renuka Nagarkote, Dipa Rai, Saru Limbu, Indira Rai, Anita Basnet, Manjali Kumari Yonjon, Bimal Chaudhary

Forwards: Sabitra Bhandari, Niru Thapa, Anita KC.

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Nadezha Cup: Nepal defeats Tajikistan, enters finals

Nepal defeated Tajikistan 1-0 in the ongoing Nadehda Cup 2019 to enter the finals of the tournament.

Nepal were clearly the better side as the team created chances but failed to break Tajik’s defense.

Sabitra Bhandari scored a header goal for Nepal in the 89th minute to give Nepal a lead.

Nepal will now face Uzbekistan in the finals of the tournament on September 12, 2019.

Nepal are taking this tournament as part of the preparations for the South Asian Games (SAG) that is happening this year in Nepal.

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