National Women's League to be held from Jan 20

All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) is all set to hold National Women's League from January 20.

Seven teams―Chaudandigadhi Municipality, Tribhuvan Army Football Club, Nepal Armed Police Force, Biratnagar Metropolitan City, Waling Municipality, Chandrapur Municipality and Nepal Police Club―will take part in the month-long league.

The opening and closing ceremony will be held at Dasharath Stadium while the other matches will be held in ANFA Complex.

The winner of the league will take a cash prize of Rs 1.5 million while the first runner-up, second runner-up and third runner-up will win Rs 800,000, Rs 500,000 and Rs 300,000 respectively.

Each team will have 30 members including 23 players and seven officials. They can also sign and play up to four foreign players for the tournament.

The best player of the league will be awarded with a scooter while the best striker, midfielder, defender, goalkeeper and coach will receive Rs 50,000 each. The fair play team will receive an additional Rs 150,000.

The seven teams will be provided Rs 100,000 as preparation money and an additional Rs 50,000 as Covid Relief Fund.

ANFA will bear the lodging and fooding of the players and officials and will also provide isolation facilities if any players or officials develop Covid-19 symptoms during the tournament.

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Statute amendment discussed with ANFA's Emergency Committee

The Statute Amendment Committee on Monday held a discussion on statute amendment with the All Nepal Football Association's (ANFA) emergency committee. 
The committee chairperson and ANFA Spokesperson Kiran Rai chaired the meeting. 
ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa, Senior Vice President Pankaj Bikram Nembang, Vice Presidents Krishna Bahadur Thapa, Bir Bahadur Khadka, Upendra Man Singh, General Secretary Indraman Tuladhar, Treasurer Rabindra Joshi were present in the meeting. 
The meeting discussed the suggestions received during the discussions held in provinces and with 'A', 'B' and 'C' division clubs.

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Statute amendment discussion for Bagmati province held

All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) on Monday held a discussion on statute amendment with football representatives from 11 District Football Association of Bagmati province at ANFA Complex.

The discussion was chaired by Statute Draft Committee coordinator and ANFA Spokesperson Kiran Rai. Participants gave their suggestions for the amendment.

Statute Draft Committee deputy coordinator and executive committee member Madhu Sudan Upadhyay and Executive Committee member Purna Man Chitrakar were also present in the discussion.

ANFA has already held such discussion in other provinces and with 'A', 'B' and 'C' division clubs.

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Former player and ANFA Gen Secy Lok Bahadur Shahi passes away

Former national football team player and All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) General Secretary Lok Bahadur Shahi passed away on Sunday night. He was 65.

Shahi died at his ancestral home in Choratta, Dailekh.

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.

Members and officials of national team held a minute silence to mourn Shahi's death before the start of training on Monday.

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