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


Injured U-15 national team player Bohora receives Rs 300,000

ANFA President Pankaj Bikram Nembang hands over cheque of Rs 300,000 to Lal Singh Bohora, father of U-15 national team member Yasoda Bohora.

Bohora's father Lal Singh received the cheque at Dasharath Stadium on Monday.

The emergency Ex-Co meeting on September 10 had decided to hand over Rs 500,000 to Bohora who has suffered a serious spinal injury during training. Over 50 percent of the amount was handed on Monday.

ANFA Senior Vice President Bir Bahadur Khadka, Vice President Deepak Khatiwada, General Secretary Kiran Rai, SAFF Vice President Sundar Narsingh Joshi, Ex-Co members  Manish Joshi, Rupesh Adhikari, Rabindra Chand, Spokesperson Suresh Shah were also present in the handover.

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Nepal win friendly series against Bangladesh on penalties

Nepal won the friendly women's football series against Bangladesh after a 4-2 victory on penalties on Sunday.

Substitute goalkeeper Anjana Rana Magar saved two penalties as Nepal claimed the FIFA International Women's Football Series 2023 trophy.

After a goalless 90 minutes, Nepal's Sabitra Bhandari and Hira Kumari Bhujel scored the first two goals for Nepal. While Shamsunnahar scored, Magar saved the penalty from Shuli Azim.

Magar stepped up to take up the third penalty but hit the crossbar.  Maria Manda's shot was also saved by Magar. Dipa Shahi and Monika Chakma scored each for Nepal and Bangladesh before Anita KC sealed the victory.

The victorious team will now return to Nepal on Monday.

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Nepal play 1-1 draw with Bangladesh in first friendly

Nepal and Bangladesh played a 1-1 draw in the first friendly match on Thursday.

In the match at Bir Shrestha Shaheed Shipahi Mustofa Kamal Stadium, Bangladesh took the lead before Sabitra Bhandari scored to level the match.

Sabina Khatun gave Bangladesh the lead in the 65th minute. Bhandari scored in the added minutes of the game to ear the draw for Nepal.

Nepal and Bangladesh are playing two friendlies, the second will be played in July 16. The last time the two sides faced each other was in the final of SAFF Women's Championship in Kathmandu where Nepal lost 3-1 to Bangladesh.

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Final women's squad for Bangladesh friendly announced

The final squad of national women's team for the two friendly matches against Bangladesh has been announced.

Head coach Ananta Raj Thapa announced his squad on Friday.

Bangladesh will host Nepal in the two friendlies on July 13 and 16.

Final squad:

Goalkeepers: Anjila Tumbapo Subba (C), Anjana Rana Magar, Usha Nath

Defenders: Amrita Jaishi, Gita Rana, Hira Kumari Bhujel, Puja Rana, Bimala BK, Nisha Thokar, Samikshya Ghimire, Anchali Waiba

Midfielders: Renuka Nagarkote, Saru Limbu, Bimala Chaudhary, Anita Basnet, Preeti Rai, Dipa Shahi

Forwards: Sabitra Bhandari, Anita KC, Sabita Rana Magar, Rashmi Kumari Ghising, Amisha Karki, Rekha Poudel

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Nepal conclude AFC U-20 Women's Asian Cup Qualifiers with third consecutive loss

Nepal lost 5-0 to Chinese Taipei in the third and final match of the second round of AFC U-20 Women's Asian Cup Qualifiers in Myanmar on Saturday.

Nepal had lost their previous two matches against Myanmar and China with the same scoreline.

He Jia-shiuan scored a brace and Liu Yu-chiao, Lai Yu-chi and Shih Yi-ching scored for Chinese Taipei in the win.

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Nepal suffer second consecutive loss

Nepal's hopes of making it to the next round of AFC U-20 Women's Asian Cup Qualifiers ended after suffering a 5-0 loss to China in the second match.

Nepal had lost their first match against hosts Myanmar with the similar scoreline.

Nepal were 4-0 down in the first half before putting up an improved performance in the second half.

Ouyang Yuhyan put China ahead in the 16th minute before Huo Yuexin added a second in the 26th minute. Yin Lihong and Lu Juayu scored twice in three minutes of added time in the first half before Yu Jiaqi wrapped up the win with the fifth in the 89th minute.

Nepal will play their third and final match against Chinese Taipei on Saturday.

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