• 2019-11-13

League Committee & Football Association formed in Gandaki Province

Gandaki Province League Committee and Gandaki Province Football Association has been formed in Kaski today. ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa attended the event as chief guest in the event. The event was also joined by representatives from eight DFA's. 

ANFA VP and chairman of ANFA Technical Committee Krishna Thapa and Dharma Singh Lamichhane (Kaski) were nominated as Coordinator and President of the League Committee and Football Association in Province 4.

Gandaki Province Football Association:

President: Dharam Singh Lamichhane (Kaski)

Vice-Presidents: Milan Gurung (Kaski), Lokendra Gurung (Lamjung), Mukta Rana (Syangja)

General Secretary: Dipendra Shrestha (Gorkha)

Secretary: Ramesh Karki (Kaski)

Treasurer: Ram Raja Gurung (Baglung)

Deputy Treasurer: Binod Gurung (Kaski)

Adviors: Sukh Gurung (Kaski), Basanta Thakali (Kaski)

Members: Bed Bahadur Gurung (Manang), Set Bahadur Pun (Nawalpur), Prakash Regmi (Syangja), Surya Lamichhane (Baglung, Sijan Shrestha (Lamjung), Pushpa Baral (Kaski), Hari Lamichhane (Tanahu), Durga Ghimire (Nawalpur), Bhakti Gurung (Kaski), Suman Gurung (Kaski), Megh Raj Pandey (Nawalpur) 

Gandaki Province League Committee:

Coordinator: Krishna Thapa

Deputy Coordinator: Ratna Kumar Shrestha

Secretary: Aanand Ranjit

Treasurer: Milan Gurung

Members: Madan K.C, Shambhu K.C, Nar Gurung, Jagat Bahadur Thapa, Rajendra Giri, Binod Gurung, Jay Rajbhandari

The committee will be in charge to organize league in Province 4 while the Association will be look and work after football development activities.

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  • 2019-11-12

FIFA/ANFA Refereeing Course Begins at ANFA Complex

FIFA/ANFA Refereeing Course begins at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato today.

The five-day course is being conducted by FIFA Referee Instructor Ahmad Khalidi Bin Supian and John Chia Eng Wah. The guest's educator is supported by the five-member referee instructor of ANFA.

A total of 31 referees are participating in the course.

"There is lot to think and plan on how to improve the quality of referees in Nepal. And the courses like this will help us to give full support and services to the referees," said ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa.

FIFA instructor John said," FIFA has always emphasized on one of the important pillar of development of the game. And this includes development of referees. FIFA and AFC has invested lot of resources in developing referee instructors and referees. And nowadays in modern football referees are more knowledgeable and more aware about what's happening in football and football world."

"There are too many referees in the developed countries and we need more in the developing countries like Nepal. We are looking forward to give you the support and help to develop the referee. And with the positive change in your federation and administration I believe that you are moving to right directions," concluded John.

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  • 2019-11-11

Men's Squad announced for SAG

Head coach Bal Gopal Maharjan on Monday has announced the final 20-member Nepal U-23 football squad for the upcoming South Asian Game (SAG) which is set to begin from 1-10 December in Nepal.

The squad also includes three senior players. Bikesh Kuthu, Bikram Lama and Sujal Shrestha are the senior players in the team.

"We are working very hard and the entire team are very committed. I think we have prepared for a long time. The players we have are of good quality and the seniors will boost team morale- that is why we are confident," said Mahajran who led Nepal to victory in Bangabandhu Gold Cup in 2016.

"In the several friendly matches played during the camp I got to see my player's performance and now I have something in mind. We are ready and will give our 100 per cent, "added Maharjan.

Nepal Squad:

 Goalkeepers: Bikesh Kuthu, Arpan Karki, Deep Karki

Defenders: Ananta Tamang, Dinesh Rajbanshi, Suman Aryal, Bikram Lama, Bikash Khawash, Mikchen Tamang, Chirring Gurung

Midfielders: Sujal Shrestha, Sunil Bal, Hemant Thapa Magar, Nitin Thapa, Sesehang Amdangbe, Tej Tamang,

Forwards: Bimal Gharti Magar, Abishek Rijal, Rejin Subba, Anjan Bista

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  • 2019-11-11

Bhutan's Changlimithang approved as Neutral Venue

The Asian Football Confederation on Monday approved Changlimithang Stadium as the neutral venue for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers/ Prelimiary Round II match between Nepal and Kuwait on November 19.

The All Nepal Football Association and the Bhutan Football Federation had made an agreement to arrange all logistic matters for the match on November 19.

The ANFA has asked BFF for the permission to play the match at the Changlimithang Stadium after AFC's inspection at the Dasarath Stadium on 5 November. The AFC requested ANFA to swap the venue of home match and nominate another venue on a neutral ground due to renovations at the Dasarath Stadium.

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  • 2019-11-11

AFC U-19 Qualifiers

Nepal plays goalless draw with Kyrgyzstan in their last match of the AFC U-19 Championship 2020 Qualifiers Group D.

Nepal had earlier lost 4-0 to hosts Iran and 4-0 against UAE.

The results means Nepal are out the qualifiers.  

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  • 2019-11-10

FIFA Delegates visits Football Academy in Rautahat and Butwal

FIFA Director MA service Mr. Theodoros Giannikos, FIFA Development Officer Mr. Prince Rufus along with ANFA President
Karma Tshering Sherpa ANFA inspected newly build Women's Football Academy in Rautahat on 5 November, 2019.  The Academy build under FIFA Forward Program (2016-2018) is the country's first women's training academy. 

The delegations also witnessed a friendly match played among the local football playing girls in Rautahat. 

On the next day, the delegates visited Butwal Football Academy, which is renovated by the ANFA under the FIFA Forward Program. 

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  • 2019-11-10

ANFA National Technical Network Seminar begins at the ANFA Complex

The two-day ANFA National Technical Network Seminar 2019 began at the ANFA Complex on Sunday.

Coaches from all the province are attending the seminar which is aimed to update the coaches of the province and districts with their duties. 

ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa gave the opening remarks and said, " Football is constantly developing all over Nepal and we are committed to offer our support and services to the coaches involved. "

" The duty of the appointed coaches is to ensure grassroots movements in their districts and province. We have to raise the football development activities smoothly and systematically across the country."

"Together we can strengthen the foundation and I wish all the participants a good luck for a successful seminar," said President Karma Tsering Sherpa.

ANFA Technical Director Garry Philips also took the stage, speaking about the seminar. " I am very glad to be in a country where football is the number one sports. It's wonderful to see your attendance and I will look forward to get know each of you in your areas with your roles. Hopefully we can work together for many good things," highlighted Phillips.

He was later joined by Upendra Man Singh, ANFA Vice President, Member of Technical Committee and Coordinator of Grassroots and Youth Development Programme and Krishna Thapa, ANFA Vice President and Chairman of Technical Committee who both underlined the importance of the seminar saying," Coaches are the crucial part in developing football in a country. We develop coaches and in return they develop players."

Norio Tsukitate, Academy Director of all the four technical centers in Butwal, Rautahat, Dharan and Kathmandu was also introduced among the delegates in the occassion. Norio will be appointed as ANFA Academy Director under JFA initatives on 13 November, 2019. 

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  • 2019-11-08

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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