ANFA commemorates death of former footballer Shahi

  • 2021-02-23

All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) held a ceremony to mourn the death of former footballer and General Secretary Lok Bahadur Shahi.

Shahi had passed away on January 11 at his ancestral home in Choratta, Dailekh, aged 65.

ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa, Shahi's wife and children, vice presidents Upendra Man Singh and Bir Bahadur Khadka, General Secretary Indraman Tuladhar, Treasurer Rabindra Joshi, among other executive committee members and officials were present in the ceremony.

The ceremony was organized on the 45th day of Shahi's death.

Shahi's daughter Karuna Shahi thanked ANFA for holding such programme to commemorate her father's death. "I had thought he would be a forgotten man in Nepali football. But ANFA has recognized his contribution towards Nepali football," said Shahi.

ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa said Shahi's death was a colossal loss to Nepali football fraternity. "Football lost an important person. His legacy will be remembered forever," he said. Sherpa said ANFA will support in the study of Shahi's children and hoped his family members would have the strength to overcome such grief.

Shahi played as a goalkeeper of the national football team from 1982-1989. He was also a member of the team when Nepal won gold for football in 1984 South Asian Games.

Shahi also served as ANFA's general secretary from 1995 to 2002.

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