4-day ANFA Community Coaching Course concluded in Tanahun

Tanahun District Football Association successfully concluded a 4-day ANFA community coaching course in Tanahu on Sunday, starting from 2nd March 2023. The closing ceremony was held at the Janajyoti Campus today.

During the closing program, Chief Guest and Member of the Provincial Assembly of Gandaki Province, Jeet Prakash Ale, advised the trained players to apply the skills and exercises learned during the training course in their daily lives. He also encouraged players not to be discouraged since there are growing opportunities in the sports sector in Nepal. ANFA's former central member Ratna Kumar Shrestha, ANFA's Head of Coach Education Sanjit Singh, Ward Chairman of Ward No. 6 of Bhimad Municipality, Shyam Sundar Joshi, and the President of Nepali Congress, Bhimad Municipality, Arvin Shrestha were among those who emphasized that the trained players should become entrepreneurs in sports and work for the development of football in the region.30 Coaches from Tanahu, Gorkha, Syangja, and Nawalpur participated in the training program, which was conducted by Head of Coach Education Sanjit Singh and Coach Chet Narayan Shrestha.In this same event, national athletes Lachhhu Thapa and Ram Thapa, along with Women's National Player Bimala BK  were honored with certificates of appreciation and a cash prize of 5 thousand by ANFA Tanahun's President Satya Bhakta Palikhe. He also informed that ANFA Tanahun will be organizing more excellent activities in the upcoming days to enhance the players' skills.

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Manang, Sherpa share spoils

Manang Marsyangdi Club (MMC) played a 1-1 draw against Himalayan Sherpa Club (HSC) in the Martyr's Memorial 'A' Division League 2023 on Saturday.

MMC's Roshan Rana Magar's 15th minute strike was cancelled out by HSC's Suresh Kumal five minutes from time.

MMC's head coach Kiran Shrestha said he was happy with the overall result of the match but saw plenty of areas to improve. "We started good and were under no pressure in the first half. We were dominant in majority of the game and satisfied with the overall result," said Kiran.

HSC's Suman Shrestha said they would have loved to win the match against MMC. "We wanted to win and played attacking game mostly in the second half.  We have to be happy with a point because our foreign players lack match fitness and have taken part in just one single training session," coach Suman said.

New Road Team will play against Satdobato Youth Club in the first match at Chyasal Stadium at 2:30 pm. Tribhuvan Army Football Club face Sankata at Dasharath Stadium at the same time while the final match of first round will be played between Machhindra Football Club and Jawalakhel Youth Club at 5:30 pm at Dasharath Stadium.

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Church Boys, APF register wins

Church Boys United came from behind to defeat Nepal Police Club 2-1 and APF Football Club defeated Three Star Club 2-0 in the Martyr's Memorial 'A' Division League 2023 matches on Saturday.

In the match played at Chyasal Stadium, Ravi Paswan gave Nepal Police the lead in the 14th minute. Ashish Chaudhary levelled for Church Boys in the added minute of the first half before Franklin Kuete Talla won it for Church Boys in the 70th minute.

In the other match at Dasharath Stadium, APF stunned Three Star with a 2-0 scoreline. Mani Lama scored from a free-kick in the 72nd minute. Three Star's goalie Arun Blon failed to hold on to the Lama's shot before it crossed the line.

Armand Beadoum scored the other goal for APF in the 87th minute.

APF's coach Ratna Kaji Maharjan said they wanted to start the league with win and succeeded in doing so. "We wanted to start with a win and improve from last year's performance. Everyone in the team has worked hard for it and today's win is the result of that hard work," said Maharjan.

Three Star's coach Megh Raj KC said an inexperienced line up cost them today's match. "We have put our faith in young players. They played really well but playing well doesn't always win you matches. They lacked experience," said KC.

Manang Marsyangdi Club will play Himalayan Sherpa Club in the third and final match of the day at Dasharath Stadium at 5:30 pm.

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Final squad for AFC U-20 Asian Cup 2024 Qualifiers announced

The final squad for the AFC U-20 Asian Cup 2024 Qualifiers has been announced on Friday.

Head coach Yam Prasad Gurung announced his squad for the tournament to be held in Palestine. Nepal have been drawn alongside hosts Palestine, Northern Mariana Islands and UAE in Group B of the Qualifiers.

Gurung had led the U-20 national women's team in the SAFF U-20 Women's Championship in Bangladesh.

Final squad

Goalkeepers: Kabita BK, Sabitri Kisan, Lila Joshi

Defenders: Sabina Chaudhary, Hima Rawat, Saru Hamal, Sunita Bhulan, Divya Yasmali Magar, Pratiksha Chaudhary, Kumari Tamang

Midfielders: Tulasa Bohara, Jenifer Rana, Sarah Bajracharya, Sunkala Rai, Manmaya Damai, Preeti Rai, Anjali Machamasi, Saraswati Hamal, Dipa Shahi

Forwards: Garima Rai, Amisha Karki, Mamata Pun, Sadipa Bholan

(File photo)

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