Group stage games of 'C' Division concludes

The group stage games of Martyr's Memorial 'C' Division League has concluded on Monday.

The top three clubs of each group will now battle for promotion in the Super Six round. The teams will play three matches from the other group and the top three clubs after the conclusion of Super Six round will be promoted to 'B' Division.

Birgunj Youth Academy, Jhapa Football Club and Pinnacle Khalibari Youth FC finished in the top three from Group A while Church Boys United, Samajik Yuwa Club and Birgunj United Club came top in group B.

Sanogaucharan Youth Club and Sanepa Club, who finished bottom of the two groups, will play in the relegation play-offs with the losing team relegated to 'C' Qualifier.

The Super Six round of matches will start from April 8.

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ANFA referee course begins in Dang

A seven-day ANFA Referee Course Category 4 has begun in Ghorahi Dang from Monday.

Thirty-five participants from seven districts--Banke, Bardiya, Nawalparasi, Palpa, Rupandehi, Kapilvastu and Dang--are taking part in the course which will conclude on April 11.

The course was inaugurated by Ghorahi Sub-metropolitan city mayor Naru Lal Chaudhary. Buddhi Bahadur Gurung and Laba Khatri are technical instructors and Sailesh Joshi is the fitness instructor.

The course is being coordinated by Rojen Shrestha.

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FIFA Online Futsal Referee Course begins

The FIFA Online Futsal Referee Course has begun from Monday.

All Nepal Football Association General Secretary Indraman Tuladhar gave the opening remarks in the course.

The course is being conducted by FIFA Futsal Instructor Badrul Hisham from Malaysia. Thirty-one participants are taking part in the course.

The course will conclude on April 9.

Participants: Sanjog Neupane, Santosh Gurung, Rajan Thapa, Reshan Gurung, Murari Adhikari, Bishwo Bhandari, Rajkumar Shrestha, Subash Tamang, Shree Pradhan, Purnima Dhimal, Bikash Gurung, Pujan Gurung, Hasta Laxmi Rai, Amit Gurung, Bikesh Shrestha, Janak Gurung, Dipendra Tamang, Niruta Satyal, Sabin Kumar Shrestha, Vibek Chand, Gyan Bahadur Thapa, Nischal Gurung, Bishwaraj Khatiwada, Mukesh Thapa, Shiva Shrestha, Kriti Sen, Sonam Punel, Sangita Dhimal, Sanjay Limbu, Khum Bahadur Oli and Biswas Gurung

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Abdullah Almutairi appointed as head coach of men's national team

Kuwait national Abdullah Almutairi has been appointed as the head coach of Nepal's men's national football team initially for a one-year term.

Abdullah is a pro license holder and AFC coaching instructor. He was recommended to the job by the technical committee of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA).

His appointment comes after request by ANFA to Qatar Football Association (QFA) to send a AFC pro license coach. QFA and ANFA had signed a memorandum of understanding regarding development of technical aspect of the game in 2018.

Abdullah has previous experiences with clubs in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. He has also worked as the coach of the Kyrgyzstan U-16 team.

Abdullah said he was happy and takes the job as a challenge. "I am delighted to work in Nepal where the people are really kind. I take this job as a challenge and with our game, I hope to make every Nepali supporters happy," said Abdullah.

Coach Abdullah said he has studied the players and the country well before taking up the job. "I watched the team play in the Three Nations Cup. We have a good pool of players and hopefully we can celebrate on more occasions like being crowned the Three Nations Cup Champions," said the coach.

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