Development news


  • 2019-06-18

Kwiks Cup Underway across the country

Over 4000 of the school going players in the country are in action this week as Kiwik’s Cup Inter School Boys & Girls Football Tournament 2076 took place all cross Nepal.

The tournaments are all run by the All Nepal Football Association and sponsored by Kiwik’s- a product of Chaudhary Group.

Around 15,000 schools across the country is participating in the tournament. Top 16 teams selected from 37 districts will fight for the champion in the national level which has winning purse of Rs. 500, 000.

The second and third placed teams will bag Rs. 300, 000 and Rs. 200, 000 respectively.

55 match venues are hosting the tournaments.

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  • 2019-06-11

ANFA appoints coaches for various age group teams and province

The All Nepal Football Association on Tuesday appoints following coaches for the various age group teams and province.

U16 (Boys)

Head Coach: Sunil Shrestha

Assistant Coach: Raj Kumar KC

GK Coach: Binod Dangol


U18 (Boys)

Head Coach: Chet Narayan Shrestha

Assistant Coach: Sanoj Shrestha

GK Coach: Channu Ram Chaudhary


U15 (Girls)

Head Coach: Rakesh Shrestha

Assistant Coach: Bhagwati Thapa

GK Coach:  Min Basnet


South Asian Games (Women’s)

Head Coach: Hari Khadka

Assistant Coach: Aruna Gurung

GK Coach: Ashmita Khawash


South Asian Games (Men’s)

Head Coach: Bal Gopal Maharjan

Assistant Coach: Rajesh Manandhar

GK Coach: Mrigendra Mishra


Butwal Academy

Head Coach: Hari Om Shrestha

Assistant Coach: Pukar Gahatraj

GK Coach: Dilip Chhetri


Dharan Academy

Head Coach: Suman Shrestha


Province 1: Suman Shrestha

Province 2: Prakash Aryal

Province3: Binod Lama

Province 4: Kiran Shrestha

Province 5: Janak KC

Province 6 & 7: Dipesh Yonjan


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  • 2019-06-03

Referee Course held in Siraha

The All Nepal Football Association's Referee Course began in Siraha on Sunday. A total of 27 referees from eight district are attending the course conducted by ANFA Referee Development Officer Sri Ram Ranjitkar. 

Asheswer Prasad Yadav, Mayor of Siraha Municipality, was the chief guest while Upendra Yadva, Member of the National Sports Council, was the guest.

The participants are:

1. Om Bahadur Raut, 2. Ram Kumar Chaudhary, 3. Raja Ram Chaudhary, 4. Saroj Kumar Mahato, 5. Prakash Kumar Pashwan, 6. Raj Kishor Ojhaiya, 7. Mandip Kumar, 8. Nand Kishor Das, 9. Raj Tamang, 10. Jitu Mandal, 11. Kamlesh Kumar Nouniya, 12. Arbind Kumar Sardar, 13. Harendra Dhami, 14. Rambabau Kumar Sahani, 15. Ajay Majhi, 16. Mukesh Adhikari, 17. Sikendra Sharma, 18. Narendra Yadav, 19. Dev Kant Chaudhary, 20. Ashesh Kumar Chaudhary, 21. Rakesh Singh, 22. Bimal Kumar Waiba, 23. Akash Gandrama Magar, 24. Bhoj Bahaudr Pulami, 25. Avishek Chaudhary, 26. Karma Singh Danuwar, 27. Chitra Bahadur Susling. 

The course will go on till June 8. 


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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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