News

2022-05-18

Players coach dispute: Fact finding taskforce submits report

The three member taskforce formed under former Nepali international and retired Major General of Nepal Army Victor Rana to find the facts regarding the players and coach dispute has submitted its report to All Nepal Football Association on Wednesday.

The taskforce submitted the 28-page report to ANFA General Secretary Indraman Tuladhar.

An emergency executive committee of AFNA had formed the taskforce also including former Nepali international Bidur Bista and Nepal National and International Players Association Vice President Dipak Thapa to find the facts after ten members of the national team, currently in closed camp preparations for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers, had left the national team closed camp on April 26.

Receiving the report, ANFA General Secretary Indraman Tuladhar said ANFA will take further decisions based on the suggestions forwarded by the report. "We will now do the needed based on the suggestions of the report either through the secretariat or the executive committee meeting or through any legal committee of ANFA," said Tuladhar.

Tuladhar also said the contents of the report will be made public soon.

Read more

2022-05-10

RC32 fined 150k, players and officials banned for failing to comply match rules

RC32 Football Academy has been fined Rs 150,000 and their players and officials have been banned for failing to comply basic rules during their Martyr's Memorial 'C' Division League 2022 match against Pulchowk Sports Club on Sunday.

Following the recommendation by League Committee, ANFA Disciplinary Committee has banned player Prince Shrestha for two years and players Bidur Rijal and Prabin Rai for one year each from taking part in football tournaments organized or approved by ANFA.

Team officials Sanjiv Karki and team manager Anup Bhattarai have been banned from their remaining matches in the league while team official Rabin Chand has been banned for one year from taking part in football tournaments. All the suspensions will come into effect from May 9.

Players and officials of the club had sparked a melee by running into the VIP area of the ground in ANFA Complex and manhandling technical staffs following their 2-2 draw on Sunday.

The Disciplinary Committee has increased the fine imposed on Shree Bhagawati Club for manhandling match officials after their Martyr's Memorial 'B' Division League 2078 match against Bansbari Club on March 23. Shree Bhagawati will now have to bear a fine of Rs 100,000.

Following their 2-1 loss to Bansbari Club, Shree Bhagawati's officials had ran to the pitch and manhandled match referee Suman Shrestha and security officials. Security officials had to be called into the pitch to calm the situation. Club officials Rajaram Shrestha and Bikram Dangol have been banned for one year each for their role in the incident while Shree Bhagawati player Anish Shrestha has also been banned for a year starting from March 24, 2022.

The League Committee had fined the club Rs 50,000 and banned officials Shrestha and Dangol from the club's remaining matches in the league.

The meeting also reduced the fine on Nayabasti Youth Club to Rs 150,000 for the incident against Madhyapur Youth Association on April 9. Players and officials of the club were involved in the disrespectful behavior and indiscipline act following their 3-1 defeat to Madhyapur in the Martyr's Memorial 'B' Division League 2078. League Committee had imposed a fine of Rs 300,000 to the club.

The meeting upheld League Committee's decision to ban Nayabasti club manager Bikash Rai for six months and player Manoj Rai for one year. Club officials Shree Bahadur Yogi remains banned for two years while team manager Bikash Rai will be suspended for a year.

(An earlier version of the article incorrectly mentioned the name of RC32 player banned for two years. The mistake has now been corrected. We regret the error. )

Read more

2022-05-08

Three member fact-finding taskforce formed over players-coach dispute

All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has formed three member taskforce under former Nepali international and retired Major General of Nepal Army Victor Rana to find the facts regarding the players and coach dispute.

The taskforce will include former Nepali international and retired Major General of Nepal Army Victor Rana, former Nepali international Bidur Bista and Nepal National and International Players Association Vice President Dipak Thapa.

An emergency executive committee meeting on Sunday decided to form the Problem Identification and Recommendation Taskforce. The taskforce will have seven days to submit its report. The taskforce will find the facts and give its suggestion to ANFA on the matter.

Ten members of the national team, currently in closed camp preparations for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers, had left the national team closed camp on April 26. In a memorandum letter to ANFA, the players had claimed they were asked to leave the camp and had informed the team officials about it.

Head coach Abdullah Almutairi had also sent a letter to ANFA General Secretary Indraman Tuladhar regarding the dispute.

File photo. 

Read more

2022-05-04

Planning Boys halt Jhapa's winning run, Birgunj earn first points

Planning Boys United halted Jhapa Football Club's winning run with a 1-1 draw in the Martyr's Memorial 'C' Division League 2022 on Wednesday.

Pratap Sing Rai gave Planning the lead in the 71st minute which was cancelled by Pema Tamang in the 76th minute.

Birgunj Youth Academy earned their first point of the league with a 1-0 win over Swoyambhu Club. Laxmun Chaudhary scored in the 81st minute which lifted them off the bottom two in the table.

Sanepa Club defeated Sports Academy Sanga 2-0 in the second match of the day. Khem Raj Tamang (76') and Samvrant Singh Dangol (79') scored for Sanepa in the win.

Read more