ANFA organizes grassroots workshop and festival in Sindhuli

All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) organized a two-day grassroots workshop and festival in Boteni of Hariharpurgadhi Rural Municipality of Sindhuli district from Thursday.

Twenty participants took part in the first day of the workshop while around 150 participants took part in the second day of the festival conducted in the premises of Shree Janahit Secondary School. ANFA Vice President and Youth and Grassroots Coordinator Upendra Man Singh and Grassroots head Manoj Ranjit conducted the workshop.

The workshop was chaired by Hariharpurgadhi Rural Municipality ward 5 chairperson Jhalak Majhi. Majhi thanked ANFA for conducting such a programme in the rural municipality and expected the workshop would help in the development of grassroots in the rural municipality.

Vice President Singh also distributed grassroots materials in the workshop.

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ANFA, Bagmati Province Sports Development Council sign pact for A Div League

All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and Bagmati Province Sports Development Council has signed an agreement to organize the Martyr's Memorial A Division League in joint coordination.

Following the agreement, the council will provide Rs 10 million for the Martyr's Memorial 'A' Division League and Province League. 

ANFA President Karma Tshering Sherpa and Bagmati Province Sports Development Council Member Secretary Surya Lal Bhandari signed the agreement in Hetauda on Friday. 

As per the agreement, the council will provide Rs 50,000 to the winning team of all 91 'A' division matches totalling Rs 4.55 million. The money will be divided equally into two teams in case of a draw.

The rising player of the tournament will also receive Rs 100,000 from the province government.

The council has also agreed to allocate Rs 5 million for the Province League to be taken part by district champions.

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Clubs expect tough competition as preparations for Futsal League complete

Futsal clubs participating in the 'A' Division National Futsal League have said they expect a good performance and tough competition from each other as the tournament begins from Saturday.

In the pre-match conference at Multipurpose Covered Hall in Pokhara Stadium on Friday, clubs coaches and captain said it was a good platform for the players to showcase their talent.

Ten clubs― Sky Goals Futsal Kathmandu, Futsal 5 Dharan, The Rising Club Dharan, Lumbini Futsal, Jharna Sports Club Rupandehi, Sankhamul Futsal Kathmandu, Dhuku Futsal Hub Kathmandu, Prabhatpheri Youth Club Kathmandu, Sports Castle Pokhara Kaski and Sabin Memorial FC Kaski―are taking part in the competition having been selected from provincial qualifiers.

Meanwhile, the preparations for the tournament have been complete. In a press meet organized after the pre-match press conference ANFA Futsal Committee Chairperson Ratna Kumar Shrestha and Futsal Chief Binod Gurung said the preparations were complete and expect the tournament to be a milestone in the development of the game in the country.

The winner of the tournament will receive a cash prize of rupees one million while the runner-up will receive Rs 500,000. Also the best player in each category will be awarded with Rs 25,000 while Man-of-the-Match of each matches will receive Rs 5,000 each.

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Football community course begins in Biratnagar

A four-day football community course has begun in Biratnagar from Thursday.

The course was inaugurated by Biratnagar Metropolitan City Mayor Bhim Parajuli.

Thirty-four participants are taking part in the course which will conclude on Sunday.

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