40 players finalized for national U-16 team closed camp

Forty players have been called up for the closed camp of the U-16 national team for the upcoming SAFF U-16 Championship in Bhutan.

The players have been selected after multiple rounds of selection organized at district, provincial and central level.

The SAFF U-16 Championship 2023 will be held from September 1-10 in Thimpu, Bhutan. Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Maldives and Bhutan will take part in the competition.

Squad: Shawan Kumar, Bisesh Baniya, Pemba Nurbu, Bibash BK, Bhakta Bahadur Pariyar, Rohan Muktan, Ekraj Bishwokarma, Milan Garanga, Kishan Thapa, Prashant Moktan, Nishant Raj Lawat, Arbin Kumar Dhami, Bishal Murmu, Kishor Kumar Danuwar, Bhuwan Kaami, Sharan SK, Ganesh Bista, Aman Majhi, Subash Bam, Laxmi Thami, Sushant Jabegu, Sujal Syangtan, Pemba Tamang, Sabinaya Katwal, Rohit Gole, Jungey Rayamajhi, Ram Thami, Ganesh Pulami Magar, Nischal Magar, Binayak Tharu, Samir Nepali, Dilan Limbu, Dipen Bista, Himesh Majhi, Santosh Gongba, Darshan Adhikari, Tenjing Sherpa, Rohit Shrestha, Dakshya Lama, Nabin Oli

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ANFA pays final tributes to FIFA Assistant Referee Bikram Chaudhary

All Nepal Football Association has paid its final tributes to FIFA Assistant Referee Bikram Chaudhary who passed away on Friday.

A condolence ceremony was held at ANFA Complex in Satdobato on Saturday where attendees paid farewell to Chaudhary who collapsed during training and was declared dead when rushed to hospital. Referee Chaudhary was training for the friendly match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan when he collapsed.

National Sports Council Member Secretary Tankalal Ghising, Acting ANFA President and Senior Vice President Bir Bahadur Khadka and Vice President Dawa Lama draped Chaudhary's body with ANFA flag. Executive committee members, footballers, referees, media persons were also present in the ceremony.

Chaudhary's family members including his father, spouse children and friends were also present.

ANFA Referee Department Chairperson Buddhi Gurung remembered Chaudhary's contribution to Nepali football while addressing the condolence ceremony.

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FIFA Assistant Referee Bikram Chaudhary dies

FIFA Assistant Referee Bikram Chaudhary has died on Friday. He was 41.

Chaudhary was training at Bhadrakali Ground in Army Headquarters when he collapsed and was rushed to the army hospital in Chhauni. The hospital pronounced him dead upon his arrival.

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Chaudhary had received his refereeing badge for 2023 on February. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Chaudhary's body will be brought to ANFA Headquarters in Satdobato to pay final tributes later on today.

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Open selection to be held for futsal national team

The Futsal Committee of All Nepal Football Association will conduct an open selection to select players for the national futsal team to take part in the AFC Futsal Asian Cup Qualifiers 2024 in Mongolia.

The open selection will be held from August 27 to September 1 (Bhadra 10-15, 2080) in Matsya Recreation Center in Chandragiri from 10 am.

Interested players should fill up a form, attached here, and submit it on August 10 to take part in the selection process.

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