SAFF Women news


  • 2019-03-12

Nepal thrash Bhutan 3-0 to begin campaign

March 12, 2019 (Biratnagar) - Nepal defeated Bhutan by a comfortable margin of 3-0 in the opening match of the SAFF Women’s Championship 2019 at the Sahid Rangashala, Biratnagar on Tuesday.

A fairly dreary game was studded with some goals from Nepal as the hosts team grow on confidence taking heart from the victory. 

Manjali Kuamri Yonjan opened the scoring for Nepal after gracefully guiding Dipa Rai’s pass in the 13th minute of the match.

Sabitra Bhandari after three minutes doubled the lead for Nepal with her solo effort beating two Bhutanese defenders.

Bhutan strike line were awful as they completed toothless attack and failed to muster single shot on goal.

Skipper Niru Thapa scored the third in the 55th minute.

Commenting about the match, Bhutan women’s team head coach Sung Jea Lee said he was pleased with the performance of his players in the match.

“Nepal is a better side and they are one of the strong team in the championship." 

Likewise, Nepal head coach Hari Khadka admitted that his players failed to convert the chances tough they won the match.

“I am disappointed as my players failed to take couple of chances. We played well in secod half, we had few chances in first half but could not take them.” said Khadka. 

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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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Press & Publicity Committee formed for SAFF

ANFA nominates the following 15 members in the Press and Publicity Committee of the SAFF Women's Championship 2019. 

The mega event in scheduled to kick off in Biratnagar from March 12 -22. 

ANFA Ex.Co Member and Spokesperson Mr. Kiran Rai is nominated as the Coordinator of the committee including other 15 other members. 

ANFA believes that the formation of the committee will help encourage the interest in public. 

1. Kiran Rai- coordinator 

2. Damodar Bhattarai – Deputy Coordinator 

3. Kishor Lal Amatya - Member

4. Desh Raj Katwal - Member

5. Avay Kumar Rai - Member

6. Binu Timilsina - Member

7. Debit Basnet - Member

8. Gokul Parajuli - Member

9. Kishor Budathoki - Member

10. Ayush Khadka - Member

11. Ritesh Shrestha - Member

12. Rohit Koirala - Member

13. Deepak Shrestha - Member

14. Binesh Basnet - Member

15. Pravakar Thapa - Member


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Nepal Women's Football Team to participate in India as part of SAFF Championship preparation

January 22, 2019 - The Nepal National Women’s Football Team will compete in a four-nation tournament in Bhubaneswar, India from 7th to 17th of February, 2019, as part of the preparations for the upcoming SAFF Women’s Championship. The tournament features four teams including hosts India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Nepal is hosting the SAFF Women’s Championship from March 12th in Biratnagar. Nepal has been drawn in Group ‘A’ of the SAFF Women’s Championship alongside Bangladesh, Bhutan and Pakistan.


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  • 2018-12-12

Women's Team Begin Preparation For SAFF Championship

December 12, 2018 - Nepal National Women's football team have begun preparation for the SAFF Women’s Championship 2019.



Nepal will host the 2019 edition of the championship Biratnagar from 11 to 21 March. 





From the 20 players from the AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifiers, head coach Hari Khadka have added 13 more players in the preliminary squad as to make the final selection ultra competitive.





 “We will begin with minor energy and focused mindset on getting better day by day.”





“After earning berth to the second round of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, I think definitely, the spirit of team is high.”





 “As a host nation, many other responsibilities come to us. So, we need to continue to stay focused and build on the attitude and effort, “said Khadka, the former national men’s team skipper.





The preliminary squad:





Saru Limbu, Manjali Kumari Yonjan, Anjila Tumbapo Subba,Anjana Rana Magar, Hira Kumari Bhujel, Gita Rana, Man Maya Limbu, Ranjana Darji, Renuka Nagarkoti, Anita Basnet, Sabitra Bhandari, Anita K.C, Anu Lama, Krishna Khatri, Rupa Rana Magar, Punam Jarga Magar, Sunita Chaudhary, Kabita Dhimal, Indira Rai, Bimala Chaudhary, Sharmila Thapa, Deepa Rai, Ghim Kumari Gurung, Amrita Jaisi, Niru Thapa, Srijana Khadka, Deepa Neupane, Samikchya Ghimire, Rashmi Kumari Ghising, Usha Nath, Rekha Poudel, Puja Rana, Bimala BK.



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  • 2018-11-20

Nepal to host SAFF Women’s Championship

November 20, 2018 - Nepal will host the SAFF Women’s Championship in 2019.



Tuesday’s Decision, announced by the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) confirmed that Nepal will host the Championship scheduled to commence from 11 to 21 March 2019.





SAFF will however confirm the final list of participants by the end of the month.





The 2019 SAFF Women’s Championship will be the fifth edition of the Championship.



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