ANFA to run fully fledged physiotherapy service for footballers, commoners

All Nepal Football Association has opened a fully-fleged physiotherapist center for footballer and the general public.

ANFA has opened Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department and appointed national women's team physiotherapist Navina Shrestha as Head of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department to run the services. ANFA General Secretary Kiran Rai handed over the appointment letter to Shrestha on Wednesday.

Shrestha brings over a decade of experience in physiotherapy and rehabilitation services. She has also completed specialized training in sports injuries at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Qatar.

The department will provide services to footballers and commoners at ANFA Complex in Satdobato.

Under this new initiative, physiotherapy services will be provided free of charge to players from the senior, women's, and youth-level national teams. Club-level footballers will benefit from discounted services, while general public can access the facility at an affordable rate.

The department aims to minimize injury risks to players, assist in their recovery, and provide quality rehabilitation services to the public.

Service seekers are requested to contact Shrestha at 9802095185 for further details.

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7th Ex-Co meet finalizes modality, budget for ANFA Women's League

The 7th Executive Committee meeting of All Nepal Football Association concluded at ANFA Complex in Satdobato on Wednesday. The meeting was organized virtually and was chaired by President Pankaj Bikram Nembang.

Besides Nembang, Vice Presidents Deepak Khatiwada and Dawa Lama, General Secretary Kiran Rai, Ex-Co members Mahendra Chhetri, Manish Joshi, Purushottam Thapa attended the virtual meeting from ANFA Complex while Tika Lama, Maniraj Bista, Bharat Budh Thapa, Bikash Narayan Shrestha, Sarila Shrestha Maleku, Pema Dolma Lama and Dipendra Dhimal joined from their respective places.

The meeting discussed on the budget and the modality of the ANFA Women's League.

ANFA General Secretary Kiran Rai answered queries from various members regarding the league.

The decisions of the meeting in full:

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Lalit Memorial ANFA U-18 Youth League begins at ANFA Complex

The Lalit Memorial ANFA U-18 Youth League 2024 officially began at the ANFA Complex in Satdobato on Sunday. The league was inaugurated by Chief Guest and Star Hospital Executive Chairman Kishore Kumar Maharjan, who kicked off the event by handing over the match ball to the officials and releasing balloons at the complex.

The opening ceremony was attended by ANFA President Pankaj Bikram Nembang, Vice President and League Coordinator Deepak Khatiwada, General Secretary Kiran Rai, Executive Committee member and League Deputy Coordinator Bikash Narayan Shrestha, CEO Indraman Tuladhar, Treasurer Rabindra Joshi, as well as players and officials from the participating clubs.

A total of twelve clubs are competing in this year's league: APF Football Club, Church Boys United, FC Khumaltar, Jawalakhel Youth Club, Machhindra Football Club, Manang Marsyangdi Club, Nepal Police Club, New Road Team, Sankata Club, Satdobato Youth Club, Three Star Club, and Tribhuvan Army Football Club.

Matches will be held at the ANFA Complex ground in Satdobato, with each club playing every other club twice in a double round-robin format. The team finishing at the top of the table will be crowned champions.

The champions will receive Rs 100,000, while the runner-up will be awarded Rs 50,000. Additionally, the Most Valuable Player, Highest Scorer, and Best Goalkeeper will each receive Rs 15,000.

The matches will be shown live on ANFA's Youtube and Facebook pages.

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ANFA, Star Hospital sign medical agreement for U-18 Youth League

All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has signed an agreement with Star Hospital on medical services for the Lalit Memorial U-18 Youth League 2024.

The agreement was signed at ANFA Complex in Satdobato on Sunday.

ANFA President Pankaj Bikram Nembang and Star Hospital Executive Chairman Kishore Kumar Maharjan signed in the agreement.

As per the agreement, Star Hospital will provide medical services in the ongoing League by deploying a doctor and a fully-equipped ambulance in the tournament. Star Hospital will be known as the Medical Partner of the League.

ANFA General Secretary Kiran Rai, Ex-Co member and Deputy Coordinator of the League Bikash Narayan Shrestha, CEO Indraman Tuladhar, among others, were also present in the signing ceremony.

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