ANFA National Technical Network Seminar begins at the ANFA Complex

The two-day ANFA National Technical Network Seminar 2019 began at the ANFA Complex on Sunday.

Coaches from all the province are attending the seminar which is aimed to update the coaches of the province and districts with their duties. 

ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa gave the opening remarks and said, " Football is constantly developing all over Nepal and we are committed to offer our support and services to the coaches involved. "

" The duty of the appointed coaches is to ensure grassroots movements in their districts and province. We have to raise the football development activities smoothly and systematically across the country."

"Together we can strengthen the foundation and I wish all the participants a good luck for a successful seminar," said President Karma Tsering Sherpa.

ANFA Technical Director Garry Philips also took the stage, speaking about the seminar. " I am very glad to be in a country where football is the number one sports. It's wonderful to see your attendance and I will look forward to get know each of you in your areas with your roles. Hopefully we can work together for many good things," highlighted Phillips.

He was later joined by Upendra Man Singh, ANFA Vice President, Member of Technical Committee and Coordinator of Grassroots and Youth Development Programme and Krishna Thapa, ANFA Vice President and Chairman of Technical Committee who both underlined the importance of the seminar saying," Coaches are the crucial part in developing football in a country. We develop coaches and in return they develop players."

Norio Tsukitate, Academy Director of all the four technical centers in Butwal, Rautahat, Dharan and Kathmandu was also introduced among the delegates in the occassion. Norio will be appointed as ANFA Academy Director under JFA initatives on 13 November, 2019. 

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Squad Finalized For SAG

Hari Khadka have announced his final 20-member squad for the South Asian Games (SAG) on Saturday, three weeks before the competition will commence.

Nepal is hosting the multi-sports event from December 1-10 in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers: Anjila Thumbapo, Anjana Rana Magar, Usha Nath

Defenders: Gita Rana, Punam Jharga Magar, Amrita Jaishi, Hira Kumari Bhujel, Kavita Dhimal, Mana Maya Limbu, Puja Rana

Midfielders: Renuka Nagarkote, Dipa Rai, Saru Limbu, Indira Rai, Anita Basnet, Manjali Kumari Yonjon, Bimal Chaudhary

Forwards: Sabitra Bhandari, Niru Thapa, Anita KC.

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FIFA team visits Nepal to evaluate infrastructural development in Nepal

Theodore Giannikos, Director MA Service of FIFA and Price Rufus, FIFA Development Officer visited ANFA Complex, Satdobato today to evaluate the infrastructural development of the football headquarter of Nepal.

During the visit, operational meetings with the representatives from FIFA and ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa, ANFA General Secretary Indraman Tuladhar, ANFA Vice President Shixit Parajuli and other ANFA members was held. The FIFA representatives also interacted with the newly appointed Technical Director of ANFA, Garry Philips.

The dignitaries will be traveling to Rautahat tomorrow to inspect the technical center build by ANFA. The project- Women's Technical Center Rautahat is funded by the FIFA.  

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Applications rejected for AFC License for 2019/20

The applications of all the 14 'A' Division clubs have been rejected for the AFC Club License for this season.

The result was announced after the All Nepal Football Association's Club Licensing Committee meeting with the First Instant Body (FIB) was held on October 25, 2019.

Fourteen 'A' division clubs – Manang Marshyandi Club, Three Star Club, Nepal Police Club, Jawalakhel Youth Club, Sankata Club, Friends Club, Saraswoti Club, Himalayan Sherpa Club, Brigade Boys Club, Armed Police Force, Tribhuwan Army Club, Machhindra Club, New Road Team and Chyasal Youth Club- applied for the AFC Licenses for the season 2019/20.

Since non of the clubs lodged an appeal to the commitee the decision has been sent to AFC after the conclusion of the Core Process Timeline. 

The ANFA is also preparing to implement Club Licensing in National League for next year with the minimum criteria included by the AFC in the Club Licensing Administration (CLAS) System. 

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