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  • 2019-05-06

ANFA Annual Award Ceremony; recognizes outstanding achievements

The All Nepal Football Association celebrated ANFA Day on Sunday. The award ceremony was held in Kathmandu, and saw the presence of sports celebrities. Apart, from acknowledging the best of football in the year 2075, it was an evening of love and laughter as well.

The football personalities, District Football Association and club were rightly felicitated at the ANFA Day Awarding Ceremony.

Speeches by the ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa, Guest of Honor and Chief Guest as well as performances by the celebrities from the Nepali film industries added extra touch of grandeur to the event.

Here is a complete list of winners:

Club of the year

Manang Marshyandi Club

District Football Association of the Year

Morang DFA

Coach of the Year

Hari Khadka

Lifetime Achievement Award

Bhagirath Ale

Special Contribution (male)

Jumanu Rai

Special Contribution (male)

Anu Lama

Emerging Player (Female)

Manjali Kumari Yonjan

Emerging Player (Male)

Abishek Rijal

Referee of the Year (Male)

Laba Khatri

Referee of the Year (Female)

Ashmita Manandhar

Professional Player in the International Arena

Rohit Chand & Kiran Kumar Limbu

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  • 2019-04-25

Final Selection for ANFA U13 & U16 Academy Team

April 25, 2019 - Final selection of players for the U-13 and U-16 team for the ANFA Academy has begun today at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato.

The final selection came from the selected players from nationwide trails. The selected 25 players in each age category will induct players into the ANFA Academies in Butwal and Dharan and ANFA will take care of the football training, studies and other facilities.

The selected U-16 players will be also representing Nepal in the AFC U-16 Qualifiers in August. 

“The initiative gives the young players an opportunity to gain ideal ambience to develop their potential to the fullest. "

The step is to build upon the foundations for the future national team. The academies will be looking to challenge the players to take them to next level both individually and as a team,” ANFA President Karma Tsering said ANFA Media.



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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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  • 2019-03-04

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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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 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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  • 0000-00-00

Head Coach Khadka announce 23-women squad

January 25, 2019 - Nepal Women’s Football team head coach Hari Khadka has announced his 23-women squad, who will accompany the Nepal Women’s Football team to India, for the four-nation tournament.

India invited Nepal to compete in the tournament that is scheduled to take place in Bhubaneswar from 7th to 17th February, 2019.

The tournament features four teams including hosts, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

The tournament in India is regarded as part of the preparation for upcoming SAFF Women’s Championship.

Nepal is hosting the championship in Biratnagar from March 12 to March 22.

Nepal has been pitted against Bangladesh, Bhutan and Pakistan in Group ‘A’ of the SAFF Women’s Championship.

“The tournament in India will help the players find exposure before the major championship,” said head coach Khadka.

Among the listed 23-squad traveling to India, coach Khadka will then reduce the players to 20 as the final squad for the SAFF.


The Squads:

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

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

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

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

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  • 2018-11-13

ANFA President Visits Nepal Police Academy

ANFA President Karma Tsering Shrepa today visited Nepal Police Academy, Maharajgunj and held a meeting with AIGP Mr. Dhiru Basnyat, Executive Director and Member Secretary of National Police Academy.

In the meeting, issues related to the development of football and overall Nepali football development were discussed. The ideas of mutual cooperation among players, new player production and basic physical infrastructure were also discussed in the meeting.


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  • 2018-11-02

ANFA Felicitate U18 Womens Team

November 2, 2018 - The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) today honored Nepal U18 Women’s Football Team with cash reward of Rs. 50, 000 for their performance in the SAFF U18 Women’s Championship held in Thimpu, Bhutan from 28 September to 7 October. Nepal finished the championship as the runners-up. The Nepali team had gone to a 1-0 loss against Bangladesh in the final match that was played on October 7. Organizing a programme at the ANFA Complex, ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa and Member Secretary of the National Sports Council, ANFA General Secretary Indraman Tuladha, ANFA VP’s and other ANFA officials jointly distributed the cheque to the participating 23 players, 3 coaches and 1 physio. ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa said,” We are very happy and proud to felicitate the young women’s team.” “The historic performance of the girls in the AFC U19 Women’s 2019 Qualifiers has also inspired us to do more in Women’s Football. ANFA will definitely take the opportunity to honor the team very soon,” said Sherpa. In the qualifier, Nepal for the first time had qualified for the second qualifier as the group runners-up. Member Secretary of the NSC, Keshab Bista highly appreciated the team for their achievement in the SAFF and AFC Qualifiers. “It a proud moment for us as the team finish second in the SAFF and qualified for round 2 of the AFC Qualifiers. NSC will urge Nepal Government to felicitate the team as well.”

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