• 2019-11-04

FIFA team visits Nepal to evaluate infrastructural development in Nepal

Theodore Giannikos, Director MA Service of FIFA and Price Rufus, FIFA Development Officer visited ANFA Complex, Satdobato today to evaluate the infrastructural development of the football headquarter of Nepal.

During the visit, operational meetings with the representatives from FIFA and ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa, ANFA General Secretary Indraman Tuladhar, ANFA Vice President Shixit Parajuli and other ANFA members was held. The FIFA representatives also interacted with the newly appointed Technical Director of ANFA, Garry Philips.

The dignitaries will be traveling to Rautahat tomorrow to inspect the technical center build by ANFA. The project- Women's Technical Center Rautahat is funded by the FIFA.  

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  • 2019-11-03

Applications rejected for AFC License for 2019/20

The applications of all the 14 'A' Division clubs have been rejected for the AFC Club License for this season.

The result was announced after the All Nepal Football Association's Club Licensing Committee meeting with the First Instant Body (FIB) was held on October 25, 2019.

Fourteen 'A' division clubs – Manang Marshyandi Club, Three Star Club, Nepal Police Club, Jawalakhel Youth Club, Sankata Club, Friends Club, Saraswoti Club, Himalayan Sherpa Club, Brigade Boys Club, Armed Police Force, Tribhuwan Army Club, Machhindra Club, New Road Team and Chyasal Youth Club- applied for the AFC Licenses for the season 2019/20.

Since non of the clubs lodged an appeal to the commitee the decision has been sent to AFC after the conclusion of the Core Process Timeline. 

The ANFA is also preparing to implement Club Licensing in National League for next year with the minimum criteria included by the AFC in the Club Licensing Administration (CLAS) System. 

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  • 2019-11-02

Team announced for Myanmar friendly

Nepal national men’s team head coach Johan Kalin has announced his final squad for the International friendly against Myanmar on November 7, 2019 in Mandalay. The friendly is a part of Nepal’s preparation for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 matches to be played at home. Nepal will face Kuwait in the first home match of the Qualifiers on 19th of November.

Final Squad:

Goalkeepers: Bikesh Kuthu, Bishal Shrestha, Alan Neupane

Defenders: Saroj Dahal, Ajit Bhandari, Dinesh Rajbanshi, Ananta Tamang, Devendra Tamang, Rajeen Dhimal, Suman Aryal

Midfielders: Sunil Bal, Ravi Paswan, Anjan Bista, Sujal Shrestha, Bikram Lama, Tej Tamang, Santosh Tamang, Subash Gurung, Mikchhen Tamang

Forwards: Bharat Khawas, Bimal Gharti Magar, Abishek Rijal, Nawayug Shrestha.

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  • 2019-10-21

ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa meets delegations of the US Soccer Federation

ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa today visited US Soccer Federation and held a meeting with the delegations of the Federation, which was chaired by Brain Remedi, Chief Administrative Officer of the US Soccer Federation.  

The meeting took four key decisions. The decisions are:

1) The US Soccer Federation to take very important steps for the development of the Women’s Football in Nepal.

2) The US Soccer Federation will bring Scouting Workshop in Nepal to bridge the gap in recruitments of talented senior and youth players.

3) The US Soccer Federation is very positive to conduct coaching courses for the Nepalese coaches residing in the USA.

4) The US Soccer Federation is highly interested to promote the FIFA World Cup 2026 from the Mount Everest.

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  • 2019-10-21

Nepal U23 football team to play Myanmar U23 in Qatar in a friendly; squad announced

Nepal national U23 team will play a friendly match against Myanmar U23 team on 25 October, 2019 in Doha, Qatar.

The match will allow Nepal U23 team practice ahead of this years for South Asian Games (SAG) while Myanmar is preparing for the South East Asian (SEA) Games.

The men’s football team in the SAG are allowed three senior players in the team. 

Commenting on the fixture, Nepal U23 Head coach Bal Gopal Maharjan said, “Exposure match against Myanmar is a good side. It will be a tough challenge and will help us to prepare for the assignments in home (SAG).”  

The Nepal U23 team will leave for Doha on Tuesday morning.


Ananta Tamang, Anjan Bista, Bikram Lama, Sujal Shrestha, Dinesh Rajbanshi, Tej Tamang, Abishek Rijal, Sunil Bal, Hemant Thapa Magar, Tshiring Gurung, Arpan Karki, Deep Karki, Dev Limbu, Bikash Khawash, Roman Limbu, Nitin Thapa, Sesehang Angdembe, Mikchhen Tamang, Ram Chandra Wajee, Prezen Tamang, Rejin Subba, Rajiv Lopchan, Nawayug Shrestha, Suman Aryal. 

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  • 2019-10-20

Friendly against Myanmar and England C Team Confirmed

Nepal national football team is set to take on Myanmar in an international friendly on November 7, 2019 in Mandalay.

The friendly game is a part of Nepal’s preparation for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 matches to be played at home. 

Nepal playing four away matches are fourth in Group B with their win over Chinese Taipei. 

Nepal will host Kuwait on 19 November at the Darasarth Stadium. 

Likewise, Nepal's friendly fixture against England C Team has also been confirmed on 25 May, 2020. The game will be played at Aldershot Town Football Club and the match will kick off at 3:00 PM GMT. 

The friendly match in England has been arranged by Laurence Jones, Head of National League System and Football Operations Division of the Football Association of England and his Excellency the Ambassador of  Nepal to the United Kingdom Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi. 

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  • 2019-10-19

KC trims squad to 31-member

Nepal U19 head coach Megh Raj KC today trimmed his provisional 48-member squad to 31-member for the upcoming AFC U19 Championship 2020 Qualifiers. 

The qualifiers is set to begin from November 6 in IR Iran. 

Nepal is in Group D of the Qualifiers alongside UAE, IR Iran and Kyrgyz Republic.


Goalkeepers: Bishal Sunar, Rohit Karki, Surya Adhikari, Pujan Hona. 

Defenders: Bishal Basnet, Randip Paudel, Padam Bhattarai, Ashim Guung, Anjal Maharjan, Nabin Gurung, Roshan Dong, Bikash Khawash, Yogesh Gurung, Bijaya Shrestha, Nirajan Maharjan. 

Midfielders: Darshan Gurung, Sishir Lekhi, Roshan Rana Magar, Ranjan Pun, Akash Buda Magar, Jaya Gurung, Manish Thapa, Nitin Thapa, Anil Maharjan, Dinesh Hemjan. 

Forwards: Brijesh Chaudhary, Niraj Chaudhary, Manish Dangi, Rajiv Lopchan, Rejin Subba, Dipesh Ale Magar. 

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  • 2019-10-18

ANFA Bids Farewell to Futsal Team

The All Nepal Football Association today bade farewell to the Nepal National Futsal Team travelling to Iran for the AFC Futsal Championship Turkmenistan 2020 Qualifiers.

The Qualifiers is set to be held in IR Iran from 23-25 October, 2019.

In the qualifiers, Nepal has been grouped with Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

The team will leave for IR Iran on Sunday monring. 

Squad: Aadil Hamid, Aashish Lama, Anish Shrestha, Aruj Singh, Bijay Gurung (C), Bijay Shrestha, Mani Lama, Nirmal Gurung, Saroj Tamang, Sanjg Chamling, Sumit Kumar Ale, Abhay Rana. 

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