League Development Programme concludes

The four-day League Development Programme has concluded in ANFA Complex on Monday. The programme had begun from Friday.

UEFA experts Pasquier Eva, Kenny Macleod and Stuart Larman conducted the course. Representatives from 14 A Division Clubs and ANFA officials were present in the meeting.

The experts discussed on various aspects of the league such as marketing and communication, club licensing, capacity building. A question and answer session was held after the completion of each sessions where clubs representatives sought experts views and suggestions on the topics discussed.

The experts suggested ANFA to review the current structure of the league by working out a plan in the next six months and discuss it with clubs for implementation. They will review the plan and also give their inputs if required.

They also suggested the A Division Clubs to strive towards professionalism by exploring various means to be commercially successful. They said clubs in Nepal should focus more on strengthening the youth system and establish strategies and implementation programmes for club licensing.

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Open training begins at ANFA Complex

Open training for youths of 8-18 years has begun at ANFA Complex from Saturday.

ANFA will organize the trainings for the age group every Saturday.

Players will have to register by filling the form available in ANFA's website and can take part in the training. They will also have to pay Rs 1,500 every month to take part.

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Bista's strike down Pakistan in international friendly

Anjan Bista's solitary strike settled the international friendly against Pakistan in Nepal's favor at the Dasharath Stadium on Wednesday.

Bista scored eight minutes from time to win the friendly for Nepal. Bista stretched on a cross from Sunil Bal to score the goal. It is Bista's fourth goal in two matches for the national side. He had also scored a hat-trick in the 3-1 victory against Bangladesh on September 27 at the same venue.

Having scored 11 international goals, Bista now trails only to Hari Khadka and Nirajan Rayamajhi by two goals.

Pakistan had put up a spirited performance but their comeback in the international stage ended in the narrow defeat.

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C Div to begin from May 5, B Div date to be fixed in next meeting

All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) on Monday held separate meeting with B and C division clubs at ANFA Complex.

The meeting with the clubs agreed to begin the Martyr's Memorial 'C' Division League from May 5, 2023. The meeting also agreed to fix the date of Martyr's Memorial 'B' Division League in next round of talks.

Representatives of C division clubs had taken part in the meeting. ANFA President Pankaj Bikram Nembang, Vice President Dawa Lama, General Secretary Kiran Rai, Ex-Co members Purushottam Thapa and Bikash Narayan Shrestha and Spokesperson Suresh Shah were present in the meeting.  

ANFA has also increased the preparation money for C division clubs from Rs 950,000 to Rs 1.1 million.

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