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2018-09-29

Inauguration of Martyrs Memorial League

Martyrs Memorial League is back after five years. The first match was played between New Road Team and Tribhuvan Army Club. Prior to the match ANFA hosted opening ceremony in which different celebrities and delegates showed their presence. The opening ceremony was hosted by Sandip Chhetry best known for his TV show what the flop. The program started with panche baja and lakhe dance followed by introduction of 14 teams. Jitu Nepal made the crowd rolling with laughter with his comic performance. Yogeswor Amatya further made the crowd dance with his lovely voice. Today ANFA also introduced their brand new website with refreshed design made by Logispark Technologies. The site was inaugurated by Mr. Jagat Bahadur Sunar. Bigyan Raj Sharma ,President A Davison League Committee, Renaud Meyer country director UNDP and President of ANFA Karma Tshering Sherpa also shared their thoughts about the league.

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2018-08-25

Shrestha cuts squad to 24 players

Head Coach of Nepal National U-18 Mens team Chet Narayan Shrestha has cut down his provisional squad for 46th Asian Schools U-18 Football Championship from 35 to 24 players. Shrestha will drop four more players and then name his final 20-man squad for the championship. The team played a selection friendly match against Morang XI yesterday. Squad: Goalkeepers: Surya Adhikari, Bishnu Kumar K.C, Bishal Sunar, Aakash Ranabhat. Defenders: Bikash Khawash, Nabin Gurung, Rajan Gurung, Ashim Gurung, Pawan Shahi, Randip Poudel, Sanjit Rai. Midfielders: Nitin Thapa, Manish Thapa, Jay Gurung, Sesehang Amgdanbe, Anil Maharjan, Bibek Rai, Suraj Jeu Thakuri. Forwards: Dinesh Hemjan, Buddha Bal Tamang, Darshan Gurung, Ritik Khadka, Anup Gurung, Tiki Gurung.

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2018-08-28

Funds for Grassroots development

The All Nepal Football Association distributed football equipment and funds to all the affiliated 45 districts for grassroots development, at the ANFA Complex, on Tuesday.All the 45 district football associations were provided equipment worth Rs. 100,000 each and Rs. 500,000 each for infrastructure development. Of the 45 districts, 10 hills districts were provided Rs. 500,000 extra considering the expensiveness in building infrastructure due to difficult land terrains.The 10 districts are Baglung, Dhankuta, Dolakha, Illam, Kavre, Lamjung, Palpa, Panchthar, Sindhupalchowk and Syanjga. ANFA Vice President and Grassroots Coordinator Upendraman Singh delivered a presentation about grassroots football to Chief Guest Ishwar Pokhrel, Defense Minister, and representatives of the 45 district football associations before making a commitment to work more for the cause. Minister Pokhrel said he was delighted by the initiative taken by the football association to develop football from the base and assured of further assistance from the government. ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa, whose main development agenda is grassroots football, said that without a strong base, development at the highest level is impossible. He requested all the district football associations to contribute towards its development. ANFA General Secretary Indraman Tuladhar and Ex.Co Member/ Spokesperson Kiran Rai also spoke on the occasion.The funding and the equipment has been managed from the FIFA Forward Programme. The equipment worth Rs. 100,000 consisted of balls, bibs and cones.

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2018-09-08

Nepal enters semi final thrashing hosts Bangladesh

Nepal booked their place in the SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 semi-finals for the fourth time in almost five years after Bimal Gharti Magar and Nawayug Shrestha forced a 2-0 win over hosts Bangladesh in the Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka on Saturday. Nepal had a hard opening despite the started carving out some sensational chances. Nepal was inspired by suitably turned out Nepalese fans at the stadium. The energizing match had seen both the teams dominating the field equally but could not make the most opportunities. Bimal Gharti Magar kept pressure on Bangladesh, burying a free kick from the top of the post by sneaking it under the goalie Md Sahidul Alam in the 33rd minute. Nawayug Shrestha guided Nepal a 2-0 win scoring in the 90th minute.

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