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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 Ex.co 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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  • 2018-10-24

ANFA, Qatar FA signs a historical deal

24 October 2018 - The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and the Qatar Football Association (QFA) have signed a five year cooperation agreement today at the QFA head office Doha, Qatar. The agreement will help the two countries develop the sports and take bilateral relations to a new level. The deal was signed by Karma Tsering Sherpa, President of All Nepal Football Association, and Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al-Tani, President of the Qatar Football Association. Under the agreement, the parties will give effect to their collaboration and cooperation through management and officials, technical experts, coaches, referees and players. The both Football Associations will also establish an exchange program whereby QFA personnel are provided access to the expertise, courses and facilities of the ANFA and where by ANFA personnel are provided access to expertise and facilities off the QFA. The exchanges will include: 1) General Management 2) Management 3) Marketing 4) Promotional Activity 5) Sports Facilities 6) Study and Research 7) Technical and conditioning coaching 8) Referees 9) Football management and technical direction 10) Game development and talented player development 11) Women’s Football 12) Youth Football 13) Futsal 14) Sports Science, referring to football 15) Sports Medicine, referring to football 16) Research on football matters 17) Rules and Regulations The agreement also strengthens the commitment to the National Team Competitions. The FA’s will corporate each other to play international friendlies between their respective national teams. “We are proud to work with Qatar Football Association and I am very sure this will be a fruitful partnership,” ANFA President said after signing the agreement. President Karma Tsering Sherpa and League Committee Coordinator Bigyan Raj Sharma had left for Qatar on 22 October.

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  • 2018-10-23

Preparation complete for SAFF U-15

23 October 2018 - The All Nepal Football Association is all set to host the SAFF U15 Championship 2018 from 25th October at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato. In the championship, host Nepal is drawn in Group 'A" along with Bangladesh and Maldives while Group 'B' consists of India, Bhutan and Pakistan. After Sri Lanka withdrew their participation from the tournament, six South Asian nations will now compete in the championship. The group winner and runners-up from the pools will qualify for semi-finals to be played at the ANFA Complex. The visiting four teams have already arrived in Kathmandu while neighboring India will arrive on 24th October. The total estimated budget of the championship is Rs. 16.5 million. Coach Sanoj Shrestha is taking the charge of the youth team while Mrigendra Mishra is his assistant. Manish Timilsina is the goalkeeping coach of the team. The event is also taken as a warm-up for the AFC U16 Championship Qualifiers. The ticket price is set for Rs. 500 and Rs. 200 for the VIP and open parapet respectively.

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  • 2018-08-25

Shrestha cuts squad to 24 players

Head Coach of Nepal National U-18 Mens team Chet Narayan Shrestha has cut down his provisional squad for 46th Asian Schools U-18 Football Championship from 35 to 24 players. Shrestha will drop four more players and then name his final 20-man squad for the championship. The team played a selection friendly match against Morang XI yesterday. Squad: Goalkeepers: Surya Adhikari, Bishnu Kumar K.C, Bishal Sunar, Aakash Ranabhat. Defenders: Bikash Khawash, Nabin Gurung, Rajan Gurung, Ashim Gurung, Pawan Shahi, Randip Poudel, Sanjit Rai. Midfielders: Nitin Thapa, Manish Thapa, Jay Gurung, Sesehang Amgdanbe, Anil Maharjan, Bibek Rai, Suraj Jeu Thakuri. Forwards: Dinesh Hemjan, Buddha Bal Tamang, Darshan Gurung, Ritik Khadka, Anup Gurung, Tiki Gurung.

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  • 2018-08-27

20-member Nepal Football Squad Announced For SAFF SUZUKI CUP

Head Coach Bal Gopal Maharjan confirmed his final 20-man squad for the SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 on Monday with Nepal Armys George Prince Karki missing the team alongside Kamal Shrestha. Nirajan Khadka and Sumar Aryal are included, however. Khadka made a astounding comeback after 5 years while Aryal has been named in National teams squad for the first time. The final squad was reduced from a preliminary 29-man squad roster announced on August 21. Biraj Maharjan will captain the side in the championship. Nepal face pliable group, with hosts Bangladesh, Pakistan and Bhutan in Group A to path the knockouts. The full 20-man squad for the SAFF Suzuki Cup is as follows: Goalkeepers: Kiran Kumar Limbu, Bikesh Kuthu, Alan Neupane. Defenders: Dinesh Rajbansi, Devendra Tamang, Biraj Maharjan C, Ananta Tamang, Aditya Chaudhary, Rohit Chand, Suman Aryal. Midfielders: Hemant Thapa Magar, Heman Gurung, Bishal Rai, Sunil Bal, Sujal Shrestha, Nirajan Khadka. Forwards: Bharat Khawas, Bimal Gharti Magar, Nawayug Shrestha, Anjan Bista.

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