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2024-02-02

Sabitra Bhandari to play in top-tier French League

National team forward Sabitra Bhandari 'Samba' is all set to play in the highest league of women's football in France.

Bhandari signed an 18-month contract with top-tier French club En Avant Guingamp. The club currently plays in the Division 1 Féminine, the first division of women's football in France.

The club took to their social media channels to announce Bhandari's signing. Bhandari becomes the first every Nepali player to play for top-tier European club.

This will be second stint in European football for Bhandari. She had previously signed for Israeli club Hapoel Ra'anana making a big impact despite her short tenure in the club.

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2024-01-26

35 players finalized for closed camp of U-16 national women's team

Thirty-five players have been finalized for the preliminary squad of the U-16 national women's team. The team will take part in the SAFF U-16 Women's Championship in Nepal from March 1-10.

Head coach Chakra Tamang, following multiple rounds of selection finalized his preliminary squad of the Championship.

Players selection was held in district, province and central level.

Preliminary squad

Goalkeepers: Jharna Dumrakoti, Laxmi Oli, Sunita shyangtan, Juna tamang, Yosoda shahi

Defenders: Sudha Pulamu, Dilisha Karki, Anshu BK, Salina Loba (Sabina Lowa), Mina Chand, Unisha Thing, Aliza BK, Dikshya Rayamajhi, Sony Majhi, Sunita Lama, Rejina Lama, Aarkriti Rai

Midfielders: Dikti Kumari Shyangtan, Babtika Karki, Rabina BK, Bhumika Budhathoki, Aayusha Reule (Ansu Reula), Ritika Karki, Ayusha Gurung, Ganchhyu Dolma-Lo (Gyanshu Dolma Lo), Laxmi Maya Bal, Ashika Karki, Karina Ghale, Min Maya Shrestha

Forwards: Puja Giri, Anu Bhusal, Yam Kumari BK, Anita Rana Magar, Sabina Tamang, Purnima Tharu

(File photo)

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2024-01-22

Vijay Ghale appointed ANFA Deputy General Secretary

An emergency meeting of ANFA Executive Committee has nominated Vijay Ghale as the Deputy General Secretary.

The meeting at Heritage Gardens in Sanepa ahead of the ANFA Extraordinary Congress also approved the budget of Rs 43,30,200 for the Congress.

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2024-01-16

Nepal to take part in 2024 WAFF Women's Championship

The national women's football team will take part in the 2024 WAFF Women's Championship in Saudi Arabia.

A meeting of the Emergency Committee of ANFA, chaired by President Pankaj Bikram Nembang, confirmed Nepal's participation in the biennial international women's football tournament in West Asia competed by the national teams in the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF).

Besides Nepal, Guam, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Syria have confirmed their intention to participate in the competition.

The meeting also confirmed the ticket rate for the upcoming friendly youth football match between Nepal's youth team and Qinghai Youth Football Team of China on February 10th. The normal tickets of the match will cost Rs 300 while VIP seats will cost Rs 500.

The friendly is being organised by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Nepal, National Sports Council and Nepal Tourism Board and is part of 2024 Chinese New Year Celebration in Nepal.

All Nepal Football Association and Nepal Overseas Chinese Association are the co-organizers of the friendly.

The match will be played at 3:00 p.m.

There will also be various shows from Nepal and China in the opening ceremony and half time interval of the friendly.

ANFA Senior Vice President Bir Bahadur Khadka, Vice Presidents Deepak Khatiwada and Dawa Lama, General Secretary Kiran Rai, Ex-Co members Purushottam Thapa and Maniraj Bista, Treasurer Rabindra Joshi and CEO Indraman Tuladhar attended the meet.

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