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2022-05-26

54 individuals to vie for 21 positions in ANFA Election

The deadline to nominate candidate for upcoming ANFA Election on June 20 concluded on Thursday.

A total of 54 individuals have filed their nomination for various positions.

One president, one senior vice president, four vice presidents and 15 members including two female members will be elected through the election.

Candidates in full.

President candidates: Karma Tsering Sherpa, Pankaj Bikram Nembang, Rajiv Raj Poudel

Senior Vice President candidates: Shixit Parajuli, Bir Bahadur Khadka

Vice President candidates: Upendra Man Singh, Ratna Kumar Shrestha, Dirgha Bahadur KC, Bigyan Raj Sharma, Dawa Lama, Birat Jung Shahi, Dipak Khatiwada, Sundar Narsingh Joshi

Members (Male): Bharat Bahadur Buda Thapa, Dipendra Dhimal, Bhojraj Shahi, Anil Malla, Rabindra Chand, Mandev Hazara, Tapeshwor Kumar Raut Kurmi, Maniraj Bista, Mani Kumar Limbu, Anil Shrestha, Dipak Thapa Chhetri, Ramraja Gurung, Pradesh Singh Rathour, Lokendra Gurung, Rupesh Adhikari, Tikaram Lama, Binod Lama Tamang, Ramesh Kumar Shrestha, Shambhu Kumar Singh Thakuri, Kumar Katuwal, Prabin Kumar Yadav, Krishna Murari Gurung, Ramesh Byanjankar, Milan Gurung, Vijay Ghale, Nepal Karki, Bikash Narayan Shrestha, Mahendra Chhetri, Purushottam Thapa, Prabin Kumar Suwal, Niroj Khadgi, Surendra Sikharakar, Manish Joshi, Mukhiya Lama, Sundar Thapa Chhetri, Balkrishna Sawa

Members (Female): Bindra Dewan, Sarila Shrestha Maleku, Bimala Poudel, Pema Dolma Lama, Bina Shrestha

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2022-05-26

Meghraj KC appointed head coach of U-20 national team

Meghraj KC has been appointed as the head coach of U-20 national team upon the recommendation of the ANFA Technical Committee.

KC a former head coach of Satdobato Youth Club, Three Star Club is a popular household name in Nepali football.

Speaking to ANFA Media, KC said the focus for now will be on the SAFF U-20 Championship to be held in India from July 25 to August 3. "Only after that we can look forward to the AFC U-20 Asian Cup Qualifiers," said KC.

Nepal will play its first match of the SAFF U-20 Championship against Maldives on July 25. Their second match against Sri Lanka on July 27 followed by India on the 31st. Nepal's final group match will be against Bangladesh on August 2.

The national U-20 side have also been drawn alongside Qatar, Bahrain, Bangladesh and Bhutan in the AFC U-20 Asian Cup Qualifiers to be held from September 10 to 18 in Bahrain.

Nepal will play its first match against Bhutan on September 10 and second match against Qatar on September 12. The third match will be against Bahrain on September 14 and fourth against Bangladesh on September 18.

The selection for the U-20 side will be held in ANFA Complex from June 4 to June 7.

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2022-05-24

Nepal face Qatar, Bahrain, Bangladesh and Bhutan in AFC U-20 Asian Cup Qualifiers

Nepal will play against Qatar, Bahrain, Bangladesh and Bhutan in the AFC U-20 Asian Cup Qualifiers to be held from September 10 to 18 in Bahrain.

The draw for the tournament was held on Tuesday.

Nepal will play its first match against Bhutan on September 10 and second match against Qatar on September 12. The third match will be against Bahrain on September 14 and fourth against Bangladesh on September 18.

The 10 group winners and the five best runners-up will join hosts Uzbekistan in the 2023 Finals.

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2022-05-24

National team bid farewell for AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers

All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) had bid farewell to the members of the national football team flying for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers at Vivanta Kathmandu on Wednesday.

The team will fly to Qatar on Wednesday for a closed camp before leaving for Kuwait for the tournament.

Speaking at farewell programme, chief guest Minister for Youth and Sports Maheshwor Jang Gahatraj, ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa wished the team for the tournament.

Final squad:

Goalkeepers: Deep Karki, Bishal Sunar, Tikendra Singh Thapa

Defenders: Bikash Khawas, Bikash Tamang, Gautam Shrestha, Rajan Gurung, Shiva Gurung, Suman Aryal

Midfielders: Akash Buda Magar, Arik Bista, Nir Kumar Rai, Pujan Uperkoti, Roshan Rana Magar, Santosh Tamang, Sesehang Angdembe, Sunil Bal, Suraj Jeu Thakuri

Forwards: Ayush Ghalan, Darshan Gurung, George Prince Karki, Manish Dangi, Nawayug Shrestha

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