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2022-09-18

Martyr's Memorial 'C' Division League Qualifiers fixtures released

The tie-sheet of Martyr's Memorial 'C' Division League Qualifiers has been released. The tie-sheet was released amid a special programme at ANFA Complex in Satdobato on Sunday.

Sixty teams have registered for the competition which begins from September 22 at ANFA Complex.

The tie-sheet for the competition can be downloaded here.

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2022-09-18

Teams confident of winning SAFF Women's title

Both Nepal and Bangladesh expressed their optimism to win the title of the SAFF Women's Championship 2022 when the two teams meet in the final on Monday.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Bangladesh and Nepal's team coaches said they would win the trophy.

Bangladeshi coach Golam Rabbani Choton said his players were ready to face a tough competition in Nepal in the final tomorrow. "My players are ready and we hope to win the title," said Choton. Choton said he knew a capacity crowd would turn out for the match but will be unfazed by it.

"We have played in front of large crowds cheering for their teams and won the matches. My players are ready for the crowd too," he said.

Nepal's Kumar Thapa said the crowd cheering for them would be a big motivating factor for the players on the pitch. "There is the chance to win the title and there is the chance to win title for the crowd cheering for us. We don't want anyone to take the trophy home. We want it to be here with us," said Thapa.

Thapa said his team was mentally and physically prepared for the final. "We defeated India and created history. But we have another big opportunity to create bigger history. We want to add a star atop of our logo in our jersey," he said pointing to the ANFA logo on the jersey.

Nepal will face Bangladesh in the final at Dasharath Stadium at 5 pm on Monday.

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2022-09-18

NRT-LAB Youth Football Academy inaugurated

All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) President Pankaj Bikram Nembang has inaugurated the NRT-LAB Youth Football Academy amidst a special function at LAB School on Sunday.

Nembang lit an oil-fed lamp to inaugurate the academy. Nembang also met the players from the academy and handed them a match ball.

Special guest Dr Bal Gopal Baidhya and NRT President Sundar Joshi were also present in the programme.

NRT and Laboratory School had reached an agreement in July last year to run the academy. As per the agreement, 14 players―seven players each from the club and school―will join the academy for the first year. The players will train with the club while continuing their study in the school.

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2022-09-16

Nepal defeat India for historic win, reach SAFF Women's Championship final

Rashmi Ghising's solitary goal helped Nepal defeat India in semi final of SAFF Women's Championship 2022.

The goal in the added minutes of first half helped Nepal win their first ever match over India in the regional competition.

Nepal were dominant throughout the game but lacked the finishing edge upfront.

Preeti Rai's shot in the 33rd minute sailed few meters above the bar. 

Rai shot few inches from the upright in the second half.

India also had some moments to bring the match level but saw their chances go to waste.

Bangladesh's 8-0 victory over Bhutan in the other semi-final means SAFF Women's Championship will get a new champion. India have won all the previous editions of the competition. 

It is also the first time India has failed to reach the competition final.

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