The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and England Football Association (FA) on 22 January 2020 signed an agreement for a friendly football match.
The agreement was inked on the occasion of 204th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties between Nepal and United Kingdom. The agreement was signed by chairman of ANFA Karma Tshering Sherpa and Loren Jones of England Football Association in Kathmandu.
The first friendly match will be held in England while the second will be organized in Nepal. However, the match has been postponed to a later date due to the COVID-19.
The first match was scheduled to be played on May 25 at the Aldershot Football Club Stadium in England.
The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and the Qatar Football Association (QFA) signed a five year cooperation agreement in October 2018. The agreement will help the two countries develop the sports and take bilateral relations to a new level.
The deal was signed by Karma Tsering Sherpa, President of All Nepal Football Association, and Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al-Tani, President of the Qatar Football Association at the QFA head office Doha, Qatar.
Under the agreement, the parties will give effect to their collaboration and cooperation through management and officials, technical experts, coaches, referees and players.
The both Football Associations will also establish an exchange program whereby QFA personnel are provided access to the expertise, courses and facilities of the ANFA and where by ANFA personnel are provided access to expertise and facilities off the QFA.
The exchanges will include: 1) General Management 2) Management 3) Marketing 4) Promotional Activity 5) Sports Facilities 6) Study and Research 7) Technical and conditioning coaching 8) Referees 9) Football management and technical direction 10) Game development and talented player development 11) Women’s Football 12) Youth Football 13) Futsal 14) Sports Science, referring to football 15) Sports Medicine, referring to football 16) Research on football matters 17) Rules and Regulations The agreement also strengthens the commitment to the National Team Competitions.
The FA’s will corporate each other to play international friendlies between their respective national teams. “We are proud to work with Qatar Football Association and I am very sure this will be a fruitful partnership,” ANFA President said after signing the agreement. President Karma Tsering Sherpa and League Committee Coordinator Bigyan Raj Sharma had left for Qatar on 22 October.
The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and Chinese Football Association (CFA) on 1 March 2019 joined hands in a strategic partnership for mutual benefit of the sport in the two Asian countries.
The football governing bodies of the two neighboring countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for four years in Kathmandu.
ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa and CFA acting President and Vice Sports Minister Du Zhaocai inked the deal. According to Sherpa, the two sides have agreed for exchange programmes for players, football infrastructure development in Nepal and technical support at the policy level.
Sherpa also said that the CFA had responded positively to send their state level and lower division teams to participate in various knock out tournaments in Nepal. Zhaocai described the MoU as the beginning of strategic partnership.
“The agreement will be a base for future in creating relations between national teams, youth players and women’s football,” he said. “Nepal is China’s strategic partner of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the MoU is also part of football’s BRI. Nepal and China have a long friendly relations and I am hopeful that the relation between CFA and ANFA will be as smooth as the two countries.”
The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)on 2 September 2018 signed a partnership agreement for the promotion and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nepal through football, one of the world’s most popular sports. The SDGs, also known as the Global Goals, are a bold, universal agreement to end poverty in all its dimensions and craft an equal, just and secure world – for the people, the planet and prosperity – by 2030.
Under the partnership, UNDP and ANFA will collaborate to undertake joint initiatives to raise awareness on the SDGs and mobilize relevant stakeholders and advocate for their contribution to the achievement of the Goals. The partnership will also explore ways to promote and maximize the contribution of sports, especially football to sustainable development in Nepal.
“We are pleased to enter into a partnership with ANFA,” said UNDP Nepal Country Director Renaud Meyer upon signing the agreement in Kathmandu. “Sport has proven to be one of the most powerful and efficient means for promoting peace and development objectives the world over. In Nepal, through this partnership, we look forward to reach out, empower and engage the sports fans and especially the youth across the country in scoring more meaningful Goals for Nepal and the entire planet.”
The United Nations recognizes sport as an enabler of sustainable development in its promotion of tolerance and respect and the contribution it makes to the empowerment of women and of young people. For the same reason, sports institutions are recognized as key partners in advancing the Global Goals. In Nepal, football has long been a popular game that empowers and connects people across cultures and geography.
“Our partnership with UNDP is for a noble cause, which will further maximize the contribution of the sports sector, especially football, to the sustainable development of the country. ANFA has been championing the cause of sustainable development through sports events and CSR initiatives. Now, with this specific mission, our sports events will inspire athletes to become champions of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and drive progress and change at the national level and in their communities,” said Karma Tshering Sherpa, ANFA President.
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