A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and Municipal Association of Nepal (MuAN) for the development of football on Friday.
ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa and Ashok Kumar Byanju Shrestha, President of MuAN and Mayor of Dhulikhel Municipality, exchanged the MoU during a programme at ANFA Complex in Satdobato.
The agreement has been initially signed for two years and can be extended with consent from both parties.
Speaking at the programme, chief guest and MuAN President Shrestha said the agreement could be a milestone for the development of sports in the country.
AFNA President Karma Tsering Sherpa said ANFA has initiated a step to connect all the local levels for the development of football. "The agreement includes various aspects of capacity building, infrastructure development and competitions. We should now focus on implementing the agreement," said Sherpa.
Tulsipur sub-metropolitan city mayor Ghanashyam Panday and Yamaha Motor Nepal CEO Chiranjivi Shah were present in the programme.
ANFA Senior Vice President Pankaj Bikarm Nembang, Vice Presidents Shixit Parajuli and Upendra Man Singh, Treasurer Rabindra Joshi, executive committee members and ANFA officials and staffs were also present in the programme.
ANFA Vice President Upendra Man Singh put on a welcome note during the programme.
Meanwhile, players and officials awarded during ANFA Day have been provided with Yamaha motorcycles and scooters during the programme.
Abhishek Rijal received the motorcycle for Rising Male Player of the Year 2075 and Manjari Kumari Yonjan for Rising Female Player of the Year 2075. Similarly, Laba Khatri for Best Male Referee of the Year 2075, Asmita Manandhar for Best Female Referee of the Year 2075, Hari Khadka for Best Coach of the Year 2075 and Bhagirath Aale as Lifetime Achievement Award also received a motorcycle.
A minute silence was held to mourn the death of football legend Diego Maradona.