AFC/ANFA C Coaching Certificate Course begins in Biratnagar

The first phase of the AFC/ANFA C Coaching Certificate Course has begun in Biratnagar from Sunday.

The first phase will be held for seven days and will conclude on May 27. The second phase will be held from July 11.

Biratnagar Metropolitan City Mayor Nagesh Koirala inaugurated the event. ANFA Assistant General Secretary Basanta Raj Aryal, ANFA Ex-Co member Dipendra Dhimal, Head of Coach Education Sanjit Singh, Morang District Football Association President Sanjiv Budathoki and 24 participants are taking part in the course.

Mayor Koirala wished the participants for a successful conduction of the course while ANFA Assistant General Secretary Aryal briefed about the overall design of the course.

ANFA has for the first time prepared the module and syllabus of such a course.

The course is being organized by Morang District Football Association with support from ANFA. Biratnagar Metropolitan City, Belbari Municipality and Kanepokhari Rural Municipality have sponsored the course.

Participants: Ishwor Limbu, Kalpana Karki, Dil Bahadur Shrestha, Indra Rai, Raju Singh Maharjan, Suman Subedi, Arjun Rai, Gambhir Rai, Kiran Kumar Karki, Ranu Pratap Rana Magar, Yogesh Gurung, Manmaya Limbu, Arun Lama, Laxmi Narayan Shrestha, Anil Dhami, Karna Bahadur Limbu, Sanjiwan Rai, Upendra Shrestha, Raj Kumar Limbu, Suvash Giri, Janak Singh, Chandan Sardar, Kewal Maharjan, Nanduraj Gubhaju

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Satdobato defeat Three Star to conclude 19th round

Royal Blue Satdobato Youth Club defeated Three Star Club 2-0 in the Martyr's Memorial A Division League 2023 on Saturday.

In the day's only match at Dasharath Stadium at 6 pm, William Asiedu Opoku scored a brace for Satdobato.

Opoku gave Satdoabto the lead in the 24th minute. After a 1-0 half-tie lead, he doubled the lead two minutes after the restart. Three Star put on a much improved performance after going 2-0 down and went closest to scoring when Dipesh Gurung hit the upright. Few minutes later, Gurung was again denied by Satdobato's goalkeeper Abhishek Baral.

The result of the match, however, didn't move any teams in the points table.

Satdobato are above Three Star on fourth with 29 points, a three points lead over Three Star.

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ANFA marks Grassroots Day with celebrations

All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) marked 10th AFC Grassroots Day by conducting grassroots festival week in different places.

AFNA in coordination with District Football Association, celebrated Grassroot Festival in four different places―ANFA Complex in Satdoabto, Sunsari, Dhanusha and Kaski districts. ANFA General Secretary Kiran Ran began the celebrations by handing over the ball to the instructors at ANFA Complex in Satdobato.

The festivals reached 550 children of 6 to 12 years of age with an aim of increasing participation and contribute to their overall well-being.

ANFA had conducted the festival in Sindhupalchowk District by reaching out to over 200 U-12 children on May 13 to commemorate the AFC Grassroots Football Day.

The kids, coaches and parents were also oriented on child safe guarding after the festivals. Participating children were provided with footballs and AFC Grassroots Football logo T-shits during the festival.

For more Grassroots Day celebrations photos, check our Facebook page here.

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Church Boys four points clear at the top, Sherpa edge APF

API Power Church Boys United defeated Nepal Police Club 1-0 in the Martyr's Memorial A Division League 2023 and moved four points clear at the top of the table on Friday.

Milan Rai scored the only goal in the added minutes of the first half to give Church Boys the win at Dasharath Stadium.

Church Boys now have 36 points from 19 matches while Nepal Police Club dropped to 12th with 22 points.

The first match of the day between FC Khumaltar and Tribhuvan Army Football Club ended in 2-2 draw at Dasharath Stadium.

Jagjeet Shrestha put Army ahead in the 14th minute before Messouke Oloumou in the 35th minute levelled for relegation-threatened Khumaltar. Nawayug Shrestha put Army ahead again in the 51st minute only for Stephane Samir Binong levelled for Khumaltar in the 75th minute. Khumaltar are still bottom of the league with 18 points. Army are sixth with 26 points.

Himalayan Sherpa Club halted a spirited comeback from APF Football Club to claim a 3-2 victory at ANFA Complex. Khamir Gilsan Kandangwa put Sherpa ahead in the 10th minute and Messouke Etiegnie Oloumou doubled it in the 28th minute. Abayomi Oluwaseun Fakunle's strike in the 51st minute put Sherpa 3-0 ahead and looked like a comfortable victory for them.

APF, however, had put pressure on Sherpa with two quick goals as the match headed for a tense finish. Sanish Shrestha scored APF's first in the 87th minute before Yubaraj Khadka added another five minutes later. Sherpa however held on and clinged for the victory.

The victory puts Sherpa seventh in the table with 25 points. APF are 10th with 22 points.

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