Women's Football news


  • 2019-08-13

Nepal Women's Team to compete in Nadezhda Cup

As part of the preparations for the South Asian Games to be held in Nepal this December, the Nepal National Women's Team will be competing in the Nadezhda Cup 2019 to held in Kyrgyzstan from Sept. 8-12. A total of four teams-Nepal, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan - shall compete in the tournament. 

The tournament will be staged in the city Karakol, Issyk-Kul region.

The organizers said that the tournament matches will be held according to the Laws of the Game of Football (edition 2019-2020), which is approved by the IFAB.

If no winner is determined at the end of normal playing time during the Final Stage, Kicks from the Penalty Mark shall be taken in accordance with the Laws of the Games and the manual.

Match Fixtures:

08/09/2019 Tajikistan vs Uzbekistan

08/09/2019 Kyrgyz Republic vs Nepal

09/09/2019 Uzbekistan vs Nepal

09/09/2019 Tajikistan vs Kyrgyz Republic

10/09/2019 Nepal vs Tajikistan

10/09/2019 Kyrgyz Republic vs Uzbekistan

12/09/2019 Place 3 vs Place 4

12/09/2019 Place 1- Place 2

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  • 2019-07-28

Nepal Women’s Football Team Begin Preparation for SAG

Nepal Women’s national football team have started their training at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato today for the South Asian Games (SAG).

A total of 29 players amongst the 42- member preliminary squad reported first to their head coach Hari Khadka and attended the opening day training session.

The women’s team had recently produced a spirited performance under Khadka, who led the squad to silver medals at the SAFF Women’s Championship and Hero Women’s Gold Cup.

“Our prime target is to win and keep the trophy home. We will work hard on those areas where we need to improve to do well in the showpiece event,” said head coach Khadka.

Nepal is hosting the multi-sports event in Kathmandu and Pokhara from 1-10 December 2019. 

Preliminary Squad: 

Nisha Thokar, Saru Limbu, Anjali Kumari Yonjan, Anjila Tumbapo Subba, Rekha Poudel, Hira Kumari Bhujel, Gita Rana, Manmaya Limbu, Renuka Nagarkote, Anita Basnet, Sabitra Bhandari, Anita KC, Bimala B.K, Puja Rana Magar, Punam Jargha Magar, Anjana Rana Magar, Sunita Chaudhary, Kabita Dhimal, Indira Rai, Sharmila Thapa, Deepa Rai, Krishna Khatri, Ghim Kumari Gurung, Amrita Jaisi, Niru Thapa, Srijana Khadka, Nirmala B.K, Deepa Neupane, Usha Nath, Samikshya Ghimire, Basanti Nath Ghimire, Rashmi Kumari Ghising, Manisha Raut, Sabita Rana Magar, Saloni Rana Magar, Rebika Rai, Rojina Shrestha, Preeti Rai, Manisha Thapa, Samjhana Lawat

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  • 2019-06-27

Biratnagar Municipality lifts Deputy Mayor Football title

Biratnagar Municipality lifted the Deputy Mayor Inter Municipality Football Tournament trophy with a 4-1 tiebreaker victory over Barhabise Municipality at the Halchowk Stadium on Thursday.

The final match was pushed to tiebreaker after both teams failed to break a 1-1 goal deadlock in the regulation time.

Rekha Poudel, Ima Rai, Bidhya Rana and Manmaya Limbu scored for Biratnagar in the tiebreaker, while Rubina Pahari only netted for Barhabise.

Samjhana Lawati had earlier provided lead to Barhabise in the 27th minute.

Jamuna Magar then leveled the score for Biratnagar in the 47th minute.

Biratnagar collected Rs.5 lakhs and Barhabise received Rs. 3 lakhs.

Individual Awards:

Most Valuable Player: Rekha Poudel (Biratnagar)

Best Goalkeeper:  Kalpana karki (Biratnagar)

Best Defender: Sarita Sherpa (Barhabise)

Best Midfielder: Rajani Shrestha (Barhabise)

Best Forward: Parbati Ghale (Barhabise)

Best Coach: Paras Chaudhary (Biratnagar)

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  • 2019-06-14

Deputy Mayor Women's Football Kicks Off!

Deputy Mayor Cup Inter-Municipality Women’s Football Tournament kicked off on Friday at the APF Stadium, Halchowk.

In the opening match, Tulsipur Sub-Metropolitan City and Bansgadhi Municipality played a 2-2 draw.

Nepal Women’s International Puja Rana (11’ & 37’) scored for Bansdadhi while Dipa Pun Magar (21’) and Mamta Pun Magar (25’) scored for Tulsipur.

In the second match, Chandrapur Municipality thrashed Godawari Municipality 4-0. Sabita Rana Magar (24'), Rajani Thokar (47'), Rashmi Kumari Ghising (64') and Nisha Thokar (66') scored a goal each for Chandrapur. 

A total of 18 teams are participating the championship which has a winning purse of Rs. 5 Lakhs. The second place finisher will receive Rs. 5 Lakhs.

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  • 2019-05-27

10 teams to participate in Vice President Cup Women's League

The All Nepal Football Association will organize Vice President Cup Women’s League 2076 from Bhadra 20.

The tournament will run for six months and will feature 10 teams.

ANFA will conduct qualifying matches in all the seven province starting from Bhadra 20, where the champion teams from each province will play the Women’s League. Three departmental and seven province team will participate in the tournament to be played in double round rule basis.  

The league will end on Magh 28.

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  • 2019-04-11

Nepal U-19 to compete against teams of China

Nepal U-19 Women’s Football team will compete in friendlies against the teams of China ahead of the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship 2019 Qualifiers Round 2.

Nepal have been drawn in Group ‘A’ with hosts Myanmar, Australia and Uzbekistan, which starts from April 26. Nepal will play against Australia on April 26 and go up against Uzbekistan on April 28 and against Myanmar on April 30.

Nepal will play two friendly against the age-group teams of Chendu State. The dates of the friendly match will be decided in coming days.

The match ahead of the qualifiers in Myanmar will serve as an ideal build-up for the team. 

Nepal U-19 head coach Hari Om Shrestha believes that China tour will be a productive outing for the team.

Shrestha says that the preparation have been going good and the friendlies with the teams of Chendu will be productive.

“We have had good preparation and I believe we are going to do our best in the qualifiers. The team has improved since we played SAFF U-19 Championship in Bhutan last year,” said Shrestha.

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  • 2019-04-09

Asian Olympics Qualifiers Round 2: Nepal 2-1 Indonesia

Sabitra Bhandari scored either side of the break as Nepal Women's Football Team beat Indonesia Women's Football Team 2-1 in their last match of the Group 'A' of te AFC Olympics 2020 Qualifiers Round 2. 

Sabitra Bhandari put Nepal in front in the first half and then scored a brilliant winner minutes before the final whistle.

The win mean, Nepal only earned their first points of Round 2.

Nepal and Indonesia both teams were already eliminated after two successive losses in their previous matches against hosts Myanmar and India.

Sabitra Bhandari gave Nepal a half-time lead with her 36th minute opener.

Indonesia played the vast majority of the match with 10 players after goalkeeper Riska Julianti was sent off in the eighth minute, but they still hit back to level through Baiq Amiatun Shalihah who made it 1-1 in the 47th minute.

However, just as it looked like Indonesia might hold on for an unlikely point, Bhandari popped up in the 89th minute to score her second, and give Nepal something to smile about at the end of their campaign.

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  • 2019-03-31

Farewell to Women's Team

The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) on Sunday bade farewell to the Nepal Women’s Football Team, which is leaving for Myanmar to participate in the Women’s Olympics Football Tournament 2020 Qualifiers Round 2.

ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa, Deputy Chief of mission Embassy of the State of Qatar, Jassim Saleh Ali Al Jaber, among other ANFA officials bade farewell to the team.

The chief guest of the farewell program, Jassim Saleh extended best wishes to the team and expressed his commitment that he would be ready to help Nepalese football.  

The group A of the Round 2 has Nepal, Myanmar, India and Indonesia.

Nepal will play its first match on April 3rd against Myanmar, the second after three days against India and on April 9th against Indonesia. 

Squads: Amrita Jaishi, Anita Basnet, Anita KC, Anjana Rana Magar, Anjila Tumbapo Subba, Dipa Rai, Gita Rana, Hira Kumari Bhujel, Kabita Dhimal, Manjali Kumari Yonjan, Manmaya Limbu, Niru Thapa, Puja Rana, Punam Jargha Magar, Rekha Poudel, Renuka Nagarkote, Sabitra Bhandari, Saru Limbu, Sharmila Thapa, Usha Nath.

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