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:

 

AIM 

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

MISSION

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.

PHILOSOPHY

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)

ELITE WOMAN’S FOOTBALL

AIM/s

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

MISSION

  • 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.

STRATEGIES AREAS

  • 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

CURRENT COMPETITIONS

  • 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

2023-02-03

Nepal lose to Bangladesh in SAFF U-20 Women's Championship

Bangladesh defeated Nepal 3-1 in the SAFF U-20 Women's Championship match on Friday.

Most Aklima Khatun gave Bangladesh the lead after just three minutes at Bir Sherestha Shaheed Shipahi Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Dhaka. Shaheda Akter Ripa doubled the advantage in the 13 before Manmaya Damai halved the deficit in the 24th minute.

Nepal pressed on for an equalizer against the hosts nation but were unable to break them down. Bangladesh, instead, added a third in the added minutes of the game through Akter Ripa.

Nepal will now play their second match against Bhutan on Sunday. Bhutan had lost the tournament inaugural match against India by 12-0.

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2023-02-03

10 left out from national women's team

The preliminary squad of the national women's team for the friendly against India has been reduced to 33.

Head coach Ananta Raj Thapa left out 10 players from the 43 initially called up for closed camp training.

India will host Nepal for the friendly in February. The national team has been training at ANFA Complex in Satdobato to prepare for the friendly.

Squad

Goalkeepers: Anjil Tumbapo Subba, Anjana Rana Magar, Usha Nath, Sapana Rai

Defenders: Hira Kumari Bhujel, Ghim Kumari Gurung, Ganga Gurung, Amrita Jaishi, Gita Rana, Nisha Thokar, Bimala BK, Samiksha Ghimire, Anjali Waiba, Srijana Chemjong

Midfielders: Bimala Chaudhary, Manjali Kumari Yonjan, Sabita Rana Magar, Saru Limbu, Saraswoti Hamal, Dipa Shahi, Renuka Nagarkote, Saraswoti Ayer, Anita Basnet, Deepa Neupane, Anita KC

Forwards: Amisha Karki, Rekha Poudel, Sabitra Bhandari, Rashmi Kumari Ghising, Rajani Thokar, Nirmala BK, Chandra Bhandari, Preeti Rai

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2023-02-03

28 players called up for SAFF U17 Women's Championship 2023

A total of 28 players have been called up to the initial squad of U-17 national women's team for the SAFF U17 Women's Championship 2023 to be held in Bangladesh from March 20-31.

Head coach Bhagawati Rana Magar, appointed by ANFA for the competition, announced her initial squad on Thursday. Rana had led the U-15 national women's team to the historic title of SAFF U-15 Women's Championship held in Bangladesh.

South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) is staging the tournament under the UEFA Assist Programme.

An open selection was organized by ANFA from for five days on January 26, 27, 31 and February 1 and 2 at ANFA Complex to select players for the tournament.

Preliminary squad:

Goalkeepers: Sujata Tamang (Chitwan), Radhika Oli (Dang), Pushpa Rokaya (Kailali), Karuna Budathoki (Bara)

Defenders: Amita Bhul (Kailali), Maya Maske (Syangja), Jhuma Biswakarma (Morang), Biapana Snehi (Kailali), Sita Rokaya (Kailali), Lila Chand (Kailali), Anjana Pun Magar (Dang), Prena Dolma Lama (Sarlahi), Dipa Magar (Udaypur), Simran Rai (Jhapa), Renu Limbu Chabegu (Jhapa)

Midfielders: Rupa Limbu (Morang), Dilamaya Ghising (Bara), Bhawana Pariyar (Syangja), Bikalpa Kumari Chaudhary (Kailali), Sumi Hangma Rai (Saptari), Sukriya Miya (Syangja), Kajal Syangtan (Rautahat), Sushila KC (Chitwan), Punam Chemjong (Panchthar)

Forwards: Senu Pariyar (Nawalpur), Dipa Rokaya (Kailali), Barsha Oli (Kailali), Kabita Gurung (Rautahat)

 

(Note: Organizer SAFF has changed the name of the competition to SAFF U17 Women's Championship 2023 from UEFA Assist U17 Women's Championship as recommended by UEFA Assist team)

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2023-01-31

ANFA bids farewell to U-20 national women's team

All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has bid farewell to the U-20 national women's team flying to Bangladesh for the SAFF U-20 Women's Championship.

The farewell programme was held at ANFA Complex in Satdobato on Tuesday.

ANFA acting President and Senior Vice President Bir Bahadur Khadka, Vice President Birat Jung Shahi, Ex-Co members Purushottam Thapa, Pema Dolma Lama and Sarila Shrestha and General Secretary Kiran Rai were present in the programme.

Speaking in the farewell programme, acting ANFA President and Senior Vice President Khadka and ANFA General Secretary Rai wished the team well in the championship.

The team will take part in the SAFF U-20 Women's Championship to be held in Dhaka from February 3-9, 2023.

Final squad:

Goalkeepers: Kabita BK, Sabitri Kishan, Lila Joshi

Defenders: Sabina Chaudhary, Sajani Thokar, Saru Hamal, Sunita Bhulan, Divya Yasmalai Magar, Pratikshya Chaudhary, Kumari Tamang

Midfielders: Tulasa Bohara, Kusum Khatiwada, Sarah Bajracharya, Sunkala Rai, Manmaya Damai, Preeti Rai (Captain), Anjali Machamasi, Saraswati Hamal, Deepa Shahi

Forwards: Garima Rai, Amisha Karki, Mamata Pun, Anjali Chand

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2023-01-30

43 players called up for national women's team training

Forty-three players have been called up for the upcoming friendly against India.

Head coach of the national women's team Ananta Raj Thapa announced his preliminary squad for the friendly on Monday.

The national women's team closed camp will begin from Tuesday at ANFA Complex.

Preliminary squad: Amisha Karki, Amrita Jaishi, Anita Basnet, Anita KC, Anjali Waiba, Anjana Rana Magar, Anjila Tumbapo Subba, Anushka Sherpa, Bimala BK, Bimala Chaudhary, Chandra Bhandari, Dipa Neupane, Dipa Shahi, Ganga Gurung, Ghim Kumari Gurung, Gita Rana, Hima Chaudhary, Hira Kumari Bhujel, Kabita BK, Kabita Dhimal, Khusma Rai, Kusum Khatiwada, Manika Kuswar, Manjali Kumari Yonjan, Menuka Ale Magar, Nirmala BK, Nisha Thokar, Preeti Rai, Rashmi Kumari Ghising, Rekha Poudel, Renuka Nagarkote, Sabita Rana Magar, Sabitra Bhandari, Samiksha Ghimire, Sanju Kumal, Sapana Rai, Saraswati Hamal, Saraswati Ayer, Saru Limbu, Srijana Chemjong, Srijana Singh Thakuri, Sunita Chaudhary, Usha Nath

 

(File photo)

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2023-01-29

Ananta Raj Thapa appointed head coach of national women's team

All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has appointed Ananta Raj Thapa as the Head Coach of national women's team for the upcoming international friendly against India.

ANFA General Secretary Kiran Rai handed Thapa the letter of appointment at ANFA Complex in Satdobato on Sunday.

Suraj Kumar Lama will be the Goalkeeping Coach while Brinda Dewan has been appointed as the Team Manager for the friendly.

The national women's team will play friendly against India. The match will be played in between February 13 to 25 in India.

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