The All Nepal Football Association and former national team midfielder and President of NPO Nepal Youth Soccer Project Basanta Gauchan signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 14 December 2019 to strengthen grassroots football in Nepal.
As per the agreement, ANFA will prepare a U-12 team and NPO Nepal Youth Soccer Project will ensure the team’s participation in the tournament in coordination with Japan’s Fun Roots Academy. Gauchan is coach in the Academy.
Lauding Gauchan’s efforts and dedication towards football despite living abroad, ANFA President Sherpa thanked the NPO Nepal Youth Soccer Project for helping them in developing the sport.
“We are also running various activities for the development of youth football and we will prepare a team of players selected from various provinces to participate in the tournament in Japan,” said Sherpa.
According to Gauchan, teams from Spain, France, Australia, Germany and Malaysia along with youth sides of J-League clubs will take part in the tournament to be held in Tokyo in March next year.