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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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