Karnali Province Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi visited All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) Complex on Tuesday.
ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa, Vice Presidents Shixit Parajuli and Upendra Man Singh, General Secretary Indraman Tuladhar and other ANFA officials welcomed the chief minister.
During the visit, Chief Minister Shahi and ANFA official also discussed some ways to promote and develop football in Karnali Province.
Chief Minister Shahi said the provincial government was ready to lend any kind of support to ANFA for the development of the game in the province. "Sports is something that unites people. Since Karnali Province has great potential in the game, we are ready to support any project that would help unearth footballing gems from the region," he said. He was also positive about promoting the region as a hub for sports tourism given its high altitude and natural beauty.
ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa said ANFA has readied plans to develop referees and coaches from the province. "Production of coaches will help in the production of players. We will also explore plans to exploit the footballing potential of the province," said Sherpa.
Chief Minister Shahi also inspected the hostel and playing ground facilities at ANFA during the visit.