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  • 2019-03-08

ANFA signs with ICN and Mercy Crops

March 8, 2019 - The All Nepal Football Association today signed a memorandum of understanding with Improvement Company Nepal (ICN) and Mercy Crops for the development of Player registration and management application software system.

ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa, ICN CEO Rupesh Bhakta Shrestha and Mercy Crops Country Director Sanjay Dhoj Karki signed and exchanged the agreement paper amidst a program held in Lalitpur.

ICN, a software company has designed and developed a software to register players, coaches, referees and tournaments while Mercy Crops will witness the project and help and facilitate to implement and ensure the completion of the project for the benefit of Nepalese Football.

The duration of the contract is for four years.  

ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa said, “The ANFA is delighted to partner with ICN and Mercy Crops to promote Nepalese football digitally. The step is set for all-round development of football.”  

The cost of the tailor-made software is called Rs. 1 million.

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  • 2019-03-07

Head Coach Khadka names final squad for SAFF

March 7, 2019 - Nepal National Women’s Football Team head coach Hari Khadka has today finalized Nepal’s 20-player squad for the SAFF Women’s Championship 2019.  

Hari Khadka’s final 20- player selection features six members from Nepal U-19 team.

“I have been pleased with the efforts of all the players during the preparation camp in Itahari, Jhapa and Biratagar” said Hari Khadka.

“The step of selection process to final squad for SAFF has been difficult because the players have given their best to survive the cut throat competition.”

“I believe that the squad can make Nepal proud in the biggest biennial championship taking place here this time.” added Khadka.

The mega event is scheduled to kick off from March 12 in Biratnagar.

Nepal face Bhutan in the opening of the championship on March 12 at 15:00Hrs at Sahid Rangashala

Anu Lama (FW), Bimala Chaudhary (MF)and Sunita Chaudhary (DF), who were in the squad for the Hero Gold Cup Women’s International Tournament in India, have made their departure from the squad.

 

The Squads:

Goalkeepers: Anjana Rana Magar, Usha Nath, Anjila Tumbapo Subba.

Defenders: Hira Kumari Bhujel, Gita Rana, Punam Jargha Magar, Amrita Jaishi, Kabita Dhimal, Puja Rana, Man Maya Limbu.

Midfielders: Anita Basnet, Dipa Rai, Manjali Kumari Yonjan, Sharmila Thapa, Saru Limbu, Renuka Nagarkote, Anita KC.

Forwards: Rekha  Poudel, Niru Thapa (C), Sabitra Bhandari.

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  • 2019-03-07

Two Friendly Lined up for Nepal Men's Team

7 March 2019 - The All Nepal Football Association can confirm that the Nepal National Men’s Football Team will play two-friendly matches against the national team of Kuwait and Malaysia.

Nepal will play against Kuwait on March 21 in Kuwait and will play against Malaysia five days later on March 26 in Malaysia.

It would be fifth and seventh time for Nepal to face Kuwait and Malaysia respectively.

Nepal’s newly appointed head coach Johan Kalin will soon finalized the squad for the friendlies

Head coach Kalin said: “As this is my first task, the two matches will be valuable match experience for me and the team. All young players (U-23) are in the preparatory camp for AFC U-23 Championship Thailand 2020 Qualifiers so there are some new faces in my team. It will be a test for us to see where we are at the moment. We expect two tough games.”  

The Swedish is assisted by Kiran Shrestha for building up the team for the matches.

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  • 2019-03-05

RCT clinch Martyr's Memorial 'B' Division title

Rani Pokhari Corner Team (RCT) won the Martyr’s Memorial ‘B’ Division League title defeating Shree Bhagwati Club 1-0 in their final match of the final round.

RCT was backed by Lokendra Bahadur Karki to give RCT a 1-0 win at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato.

Karki headed ball home in the 23rd minute on a Unam Budathoki’s corner kick.

RCT claimed the title with clear nine points in the super league. Shree Bhagwati Club with six points finished second.

Likewise, Tushal Yuba Club defeated Satdobato Youth 2-1 as they claim third position in the league.

The winner bagged Rs. 800, 000 while runner-up Shree Bhagwati Club received Rs. 500, 000.

Similarly, the third and the forth team were rewarded with Rs. 300, 000 and Rs. 200, 000 respectively.

The players from each best category also received Rs. 25,000 cash.

Birendra Limbu (Satdobato), Darshan Gurung (Shree Bhagwati), Lokendra Bahadur Karki (RCT), Binod Sodari (Tushal), Baiju Kapali (RCT) collected the prize each for Best forward, midfield, defense, goalkeeper and coach.  

Shree Kumari Club was then awarded the Fair Play Trophy. The team also received Rs. 25, 000.

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  • 2019-03-05

Martyr's Memorial 'C' Division League from March 6

Martyr’s Memorial ‘C’ Division League is all set to begin from March 6, 2019 at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato.

A total of 11 ‘C’ division clubs are participating in the league that will be played in round robin rule.

The teams are categorized in two groups. Group ‘A’ consists of Swoyambhu Club, Kshamadevi Planning Boys United, Oasis Club, Manohara Akikrit Youth Club, Sano Gaucharan Yuba Club and Samajik Yuba Club.

Likewise, Birgunj Youth Academy, Khalibari Yuba Football Club, Mahabir Studies and Athletics Association, Sanepa Club and Samaj Kalyan Khelkud Kendra Club are in Group ‘B’.

Top two teams from each group will qualify for final round.

Meanwhile, the points from the group stage will not be counted in the final round.   

The champion will take Rs. 500,000 while the runner-up will be awarded with Rs. 300,000.

Similarly, the third and the fourth team will bag Rs. 200,000 and Rs. 100,000 respectively.

In the opening day, Khalibari Yuba Club will take on Samaj Kalyan at 12:45 PM while Mahabir Studies & Athletics Association will play Sanepa Club at 3:45 PM.

The total estimated budget of the league is 10 million.

The bottom two teams (one from each group) will be penalized with one point in next league. Also, the FA will deduct Rs. 50, 000 of money from the preparation money. 

The best players in various positions and coach will get Rs 25,000 each.

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  • 2019-03-04

New Logo of the ANFA and Jersey of the Nepal Football Team Unveiled

The new logo of the All Nepal Football Association and the jersey of Nepal National Football Team were unveiled at a special event in Kathmandu ahead of the SAFF Women’s Championship 2019.

The brand new logo designed by Sandip Tiwari and jersey by the official apparel partner KELME.

Tiwari, who was present during the unveiling ceremony, said it was an honor to undertake the assignment for Nepalese Football.

Tiwari was rewarded with Rs. 50, 0000 cash as he wins the petition for logo design.

The jersey was showcased by the members of Nepal National Men’s and Women’s team in presence of legendries of Nepalese Football.

The event also witnessed launching of the song related to football written by Byakul Maila, the lyricist of current Nepal National Anthem.  

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Satdobato, RCT, Tushal & Shree Bhagwati advance to final round

25 February 2019 - Satdobato Youth Club defeated Nayabasti Yuba Club 3-1 as they move on to the final round of the Martyr’s Memorial ‘B’ Division League 2075.

Satdobato (11) and RCT (8) from Group ‘A’ entered to the final round while Tushal Yuba (11) and Shree Bhagwati Club (10) from Group ‘B’ qualified for the next round.

Niraj Maharjan (11’), Bimal KC (60’) and Ramesh Kumar Rajbanshi (87’) scored in the win for Satdobato Youth Club.

Sajan Rai could score only a consolation for Nayabasti in the 35th minute.

Meanwhile, Khumaltar Club sidelined Spark Hospital Bansbari Club 2-1 in the other match of the day.

Sabin KC (33’) and Nirmal Gurung (70’ P) scored for Khumaltar while Dinesh Karki (58’ P) scored for Spark Hospital Bansbari Club.

In final round, the top two teams from each group will now play each other (three matches) and the teams with more points will be crowned the title.

Meanwhile, the points from the first round will not be counted in the final round.

 

 

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Johan Kalin makes public appearance

The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) today held a press conference, introducing newly appointed head coach of Nepal, Mr. Johan Kali to the media.

Addressing to the media, Kalin thanked the ANFA for the opportunity.

 

 

“I am truly honored and blessed to return to Nepal as a head coach for the national team. I want to thank ANFA for the opportunity,” said Johan. 

 

 

The Swedish coach earlier in 2014, had led the ‘A’ Division outfits Machhindra FC to second-place in the Martyr’s Memorial ‘A’ Division League.

 

 

Johan Kalin will serve the national team as a head coach for two-years.

 

 

“I am very excited to work with the talented young players in Nepal. My first task with the team will be the friendly match against Malaysia on 26 March 2019.”

 

 

“I don’t promise but obviously, there are many things to talk and discuss with the FA as we continue to move forward,” he added.

 

 

The ANFA Ex.co meeting held on Jan 17 2019 made the hiring of the Swedish official.  

 

 

The contract will however be effective from 1st March 2019. 

Kalin holds UEFA A Diploma Coach Certificate. 

 

 

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