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2022-01-07

ANFA elections to be held on May 29

The 15th Executive Committee meeting has decided to hold ANFA election on May 29 (Jestha 15, 2079) this year.

The meeting, held over two days, endorsed the date for the elections. The meeting also decided to call an extraordinary congress (General Assembly) on February 12 (Magh 29, 2078).

Similarly the District Football Association and Member Associations election will be held from February 27 to March 14 (Malgun 15-30, 2078) after which the provincial elections will be held on March 15-24 (Chaitra 1-10, 2078).

The meeting also decided to form a committee under President Karma Tsering Sherpa with Senior Vice President Pankaj Nembang and Vice Presidents Krishna Thapa, Upendra Man Singh and Shixit Parajuli to decide on the amount to award the national football teams which takes part in various football tournaments.

It also endorsed the friendly matches to be played against Mauritius on January 29 and February 1. Similarly, the National Women's League will be held from January 29. The meeting also increased the preparation money for A, B and C division clubs by NRs 250,000.

The meeting also decided to check integrity of Disciplinary Committee member advocate Prabal Sharma to appoint him as the coordinator of the committee. The contract over organizing Nepal Super League will be decided in the next Ex Co meeting after forming a taskforce which will submit its report to the Ex Co. ANFA Vice President Singh, Assistant General Secretary Arun Man Joshi, Ex Co members Vijay Ghale, Dawa Lama, Dirgha Bahadur KC, Rajiv Poudel, Pema Lama, Women's Association Chairperson Brinda Dewan and League Committee Director Sanjeeb Mishra will be the members of the taskforce.

District League will be organized in districts affiliated with ANFA and the best teams from the districts will take part in the Provincial League. Decision regarding President's Cup and National League will be taken in the next Ex Co meeting after presenting its budgeting before the Ex Co.

The detailed decisions of the meeting can be viewed here.

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2022-01-07

SAFF holds Extraordinary Congress, revises competition dates

The South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) held a virtual Extraordinary Congress on Friday.

The Congress, chaired by SAFF President Kazi Md. Salahuddin, was attended by all members of the congress and representatives from AFC.

The Congress formed Disciplinary and Ethics Committee and Appeals Committee with six members from each active Member Associations.

The Congress also revised the competition calendar for 2022. As per the revised calendar, SAFF U-18 Women's Championship will be held from March 15-26 in India. India will also hold the SAFF U-20 Championship July 25 to August 5. The SAFF Y-17 Championship will be held in Sri Lanka from September 5-16 while the SAFF Women's Championship has been proposed from August 12-24 in Nepal.

The date for SAFF U-15 Women's Championship remains to be confirmed.

(Photo: saffederation.org)

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2022-01-07

Sankata, Satdobato ends in 1-1 draw

Sankata Club (SC) and Satdobato Youth Club (SYC) shared points after playing a 1-1 draw in the Qatar Airways Martyr's Memorial 'A' Division League 2021/22 on Friday.

In the first match of the eight round, SC's Jaya Gurung cancelled out Sushil Rai's opener at Dasharath Stadium.

SC were behind in the 22nd minute after their goalkeeper Raja Babu Thapa's clearance struck Rai and entered into the net. Thapa slipped while trying to control the ball and his poor clearance hit Rai and sailed into his net.

SC levelled through Gurung in the 32nd minute with a powerful right footed shot. SYC's Abhishek Baral was rooted to his feet and could only watch as Gurung's shot went in.

SC and SYC are unmoved from their previous positions after the draw. SC are third with 14 points from eight games while SYC are eighth with nine points.

The second match will also be played at Dasharath Stadium between APF Football Club and Jawalakhel Youth Club at 4:45 pm.

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2022-01-06

ANFA Ex Co meeting deferred until Friday

The 15th Executive Committee meeting of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has been postponed until 9 am Friday.

All the decisions of the meeting will be made public only after the completion of the meeting.

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