Competition news


  • 2020-03-10

Update on upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Following consultation with Asia’s member associations, FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have agreed to postpone the upcoming Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 as follows:

  • Matches originally scheduled to take place during the international window of 23-31 March 2020 and 1-9 June 2020 are postponed to later dates
  • FIFA and the AFC will discuss further details of the postponed matches

However, in order to support the member associations concerned, and provided that the safety of all individuals involved meets the required standards and that the member associations due to play each other mutually agree, the match(es) may still be played during the international windows of March or June 2020, but always subject to prior approval from both FIFA and the AFC.

The upcoming qualifiers for the Olympic Football Tournaments are foreseen to be played as scheduled, with the exception of the women’s Olympic qualifiers play-off between Korea Republic and China PR, which will now take place during the international window of 1-10 June 2020.

FIFA and the AFC will continue to assess the situation in relation to COVID-19 and will decide whether further changes to the schedule of Asian FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers are required, always with the aim of protecting the safety and health of all individuals involved.


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  • 2020-03-06

National Women's League and National Team training postponed until further notice

The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) regrets to announce the postponement of the activities and events in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The ANFA has decided to delay the Deputy Mayor National Women's League which is scheduled to begin from 3rd Chaitra in Dharan.

Understanding the situation, men's national team training also has been postponed to a later date.

Aside from the Women's League and National Team training, ANFA also directs all the DFA's to postpone the football tournaments that is to be held in the districts.

ANFA urges all the stakeholders to put the upcoming tournaments on hold until further notice.

The underway tournaments will be on hold only if the government or the authorities request to refrain the measures of transmission.

ANFA Weekend (Saturday) training programme also has been postponed until further notice.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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  • 2020-03-03

Investigative Committee Formed

The ANFA express its concern over the alleged financial irreglarities circulated in different forms of media in Kaski District Football Association.  

In this regard, the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) on Tuesday formed a committee under ANFA Ex. Co Member Ratna Kumar Shrestha to investigate on the alleged issues. The formed committee has been given the directives to submit the report within three weeks.

The committee also consists of former player Ananda Ranjit and Narayan Dutta Adhikari.

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  • 2020-02-26

ANFA Competition Committee limits number of players clubs to loan

The All Nepal Football Association Competition Committee steps to limit the number of players clubs can send out on a loan for the mofasal tournaments. 

Each club can loan five players (Five players IN/Five Players OUT)  for the mofasal touranments.

A clubs contarct to any of the player for the recently held Qatar Airways Martyr's Memorial League 2076 will last till the month of Jestha of the year 2077. 

A club can loan out a nepalese player to maximum two clubs while a foreign player can be loaned by only one club for the tournamnet in districts.  

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  • 2020-02-16

Nepal men's football team to begin preparation from 1st March

Nepal men's football team will begin its preparaton for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 & AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers match against Chinese Taipei from March 1,2020. 

The players will be attending the national training camp after representing their clubs in some of the tournaments is the districts.

Head coach Johan Kalin has called a preliminary 31-man squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 & AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers match against Chinese Taipei and Australia. 

Nepal will host Chinese Taipei and Australia in the second leg match at the Dashrath Stadium on 26th March and 31st March, 2020 respectively.

31-man Preliminary Squad: 

Bikesh Kuthu, Bishal Shrestha, Alan Neupane, Rajeen Dhimal, Suman Aryal, Amit Tamang, Saroj Dahal, Ajit Bhandari, Tshiring Gurung, Bikash Khawas, Ananta Tamang, Devendra Tamang, Dilen Loktan, Bishal Rai 'B', Sesehang Angdembe, Tej Tamang, Bikram Lama, Subash Gurung, Mikchen Tamang, Pujan Uparkoti, Arik Bista, Sujal Shrestha, Ravi Paswan, Sunil Bal, Anjan Bista, George Prince Karki, Darshan Gurung, Bharat Khawas, Nawayug Shrestha, Asish Lama and Bimal Rana.

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  • 2020-01-12

Jana Jyoti lifts Kwik's Inter School Girls Title

Jana Jyoti Public High School have clinched the title of Kwik's Cup Inter School Football Tournament (Girls).

Jana Jyoti defeated Durga Secondary School 2-1 in the finals of the tournament that was played at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato today.

Dikashya Khand (35') and Alisha Thapa Magar (51') scored for Jana Jyoti School. Sunita Bolan (26') had earlier scored for Durga Secondary.

Likewise, Mahadev Secondary School sidelined Jwalamukhi Secondary School 1-0 to finish third in the competition.  Pratikshya Chaudhary scored the winner for Mahadev Secondary in the 48th minute.

The top four teams received Rs.300, 000, Rs.150, 000. Rs.75, 000 and Rs.50, 000 respectively.

Jana Jyoti Secondary's Binisha Sunar, Dikshya Khand and Amrit KC won the best goalkeeper, the best forward and the best coach awards respectively. Likewise, Pratikshya Chaudhary of Mahadev Secondary and Sunita Sunwar of Durga Secondary was declared the best defender and midfielder.

The best players and coach were prized with Rs. 5, 000 each. 

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  • 2020-01-05

Kwik's Cup Inter School Girl's Tournament 2076

5 January, 2020

Tribeni Secondary School 5-1 Nepalaya E.P.S 

Sajana Rai (6'), Trija Tamang (18', 27', 48'), Nisha Thulung (42') --------- Janki Lamichhane (42') 

Durga Secondary School 21-0 Mangaldeep Boarding School 

Jwalamukhi 2-0 Chahari Shikshya Sadan 

Kritika Rai (54'), Sabina Limbu (70+2')

Adarsha Secondary School 3-4Ekta Gems English School

Ritu Ghale (28') Parbati Ghale (39') Ranjita Dura (41') - Anjal Gurung (24', 36') Sushila Tamang (31') Liza Rai (50') 

6 December, 2020

Triveni Secondary School 3–0 Smriti Boarding School

Maya Limbu (13') Trija Tamang (17', 64') - 

Durga Secondary School 1–0 Jana Jyoti Public High School

Samriddhi Singh (63') - 

Jwalamukhi Secondary School 2–2 Barchuu Secondary School

Ashmita Thapa (14') Satya Kala Rai (46') - Bitisha Sen Thakuri (9') Sushma Tamang (26')

Adarsha Secondary School 0–2 Province 6/7

                                               - Pratikshya Chaudhary (18', 46')

7 December, 2020

Nepalaya English Public Secondary 1-4 Smiriti Boarding School

Arbina Poudel (40', OG) --------- Arbina Poudel (17', 28', 57', 70+1')

ChahariShikshya Sadan 1-2 Barchuli Seconday School

Rabina Subedi (36') – Salina Tharu (26') Rajani Gharti Magar (55')

S.M.D 0-5 Jana Jyoti Public High School

              - Dikshya Chand (30', 56', 68') Anjali Chaudhary (35') Pabitra Chaudhary (40')

Mahadev Secondary School 4-0 Ekata Gems

Hema Rawat (3') Sapana Snchi (22') Pushpa Kumari Bista (54') Pratikshya Chaudhary (70')  - 

9 January, 2020 (QUARTER FINALS) 

Triveni Secondary School 0-1 Jana Jyoti Public School

                                          - Dikshya Khand (26')

Durga Secondary School 3-0 Smriti Boarding School

Sunita Bholan (8', 32') Mandira Rai (41') –

Jwalamukhi Secondary School 4-1 Ekata Gems English Academy

Satyakala Rai (6', 33', 46') Asmita Thapa (35+1') – Anjali Gurung (25')

Mahadev Secondary School 2-0 Barchuli Secondary School

Manju Khadka (9') Saoaa Shahi (17') -

10 January, 2020 (SEMI_FINALS)

Durga Secondary School 3-0 Mahadev Secondary School

Sunita Bolan (18') Anisha Majhi (40') Sahita Rana Magar (45') - 

Jana Jyoti Public School 3-0Jwalamukhi Secondary School 

Roji Subedi (22') Alisha Thapa Magar (49') Sushmita Shah (60') 

12 January, 2020 (Third Place) 

Jwalamukhi Secondary 0-1 Mahadev Secondary School

                                        -    Pratikshya Chaudhary (48')

12 January, 2020 (FINAL) 

Jana Jyoti Public High School 2-1 Durga Secondary School

Dikshya Khand (35') Alisha Thapa Magar (51') – Sunita Bolan (26')

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  • 2019-12-12

Qatar Airways sponsors the All Nepal Football Association League 2019-2020

Qatar Airways has partnered with the All Nepal Football Association for the Martyr's Memorial 'A' Division 2019-2020.

The Qatar Airways 'A' Division Martyr's Memorial League is the biggest annual football event in Nepal starting from 14 December 2019 to 15 February 2020.

The partnership will see the Qatar Airways logo featuring on all 14 league club shirts, as well as providing brand awareness through perimeter boards, stadium flags, LED screens and online digital content as well as other activity.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: "We are very pleased to announce this new partnership, which will see Qatar Airways increase its exposure in Nepal whilst supporting the development of football in the country. We are continually striving to boost our global sporting sponsorship portfolio, and this partnership is just one more example of our dedication to sport and our belief in its power to bring people together."

ANFA President Mr. Karma Tsering Sherpa said: "We are extremely grateful for the support of the award winning global brand, Qatar Airways, and we look forward with great anticipation to an exciting two months of football in the Qatar Airways 'A' Division Martyr's Memorial League. This agreement builds upon our existing collaboration with the Qatar Football Association and we are delighted to forge even closer ties with Qatar with this partnership."

Mr. Mohamad El Eman, Country Director of the Qatar Airways said: "We are very proud to keep our feet in Nepal now. I hope this sponsorship will bring and have more and more success in Nepal. We must thank ANFA for giving us the opportunity." 

The Qatar Airways will provide ANFA a total of 150, 000 USD for the league as per the agreement.  

This is the first time that an international company has sponsored football tournament in Nepal.

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