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  • 2019-05-15

Group E: Manang Marshyangdi Club 1-1 Minerva Punjab

 



Kathmandu: India’s Minerva Punjab’s search for their first win in the 2019 AFC Cup continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Nepal’s Manang Marshyangdi Club in a Group E tie on Wednesday.



The Indian side were forced to play with 10 men in the second half after losing Prateek Joshi to a red card just before the half-time whistle.



Manang Marshyangdi began the first half well as they starved Minerva of possession but the Indian side looked effective whenever they got a chance with the ball.



Samuel was particularly impressive in the wings early on. His first attempt was thwarted by a diving tackle from Bishal Rai in the wings but in the eighth minute, he produced an impressive long range effort that came off the bar.



Two minutes later, Thoiba Singh produced a similar effort but ended up with the same result.



Minutes later, Olapido brought down Minerva’s young goalkeeper Arsh Singh while going for an aerial ball in the box. The latter received medical attention while Olapido was shown the yellow card.



In the 28th minute, Samuel dodged past Kamal Shreshtha to create space for himself in the box but ended up depositing the shot into the arms of Marshyangdi goalkeeper Bishal Shrestha.



Thoiba, however, made the most of a slip-up by Shreshtha a couple of minutes later as he sent a cross from Hassan past the Marshyangdi goalkeeper to give Minerva the first goal in the 40th minute.



Seconds before the half-time, though, Minerva were a man down when Joshi received a red card.



Up against a reduced side in the second half, the Nepalese club created more chances. Arsh Singh was kept busy in the early part of the half, especially by Anjan Bista.



The match, however, turned on its head when Marshyangdi equalised through Shaheed Azeez in the 81st minute, Azeez calmly heading a long ball home in a crowded box.



The Indian club then had a goal denied minutes before the final whistle which ensured their streak of draws in the tournament remained unbroken.



Minerva will next be seen in action against Chennaiyin FC on Matchday Five while Manang Marshyangdi will play Dhaka Abahani.



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  • 2019-04-05

Group E: Manang Marshyangdi Club 0-1 Abahani Limited Dhaka

Lalitpur: Bangladesh’s Abahani Limited started their AFC Cup campaign on a winning note with a tough 1-0 win against Nepalese side Manang Marshyangdi Club on Wednesday.

The Nepalese side were playing in the AFC Cup for the first time, in fact it was the first time a Nepalese side had participated in the group stage of the AFC Cup, and they started brightly in front of a vocal home crowd at the ANFA Complex.

It was Chhiring Lopsang Gurung’s side who had the first chance of the game, but Bishal Rai saw his effort easily saved by Shahidul Alam.

Anjan Bista then came close, but his shot too was well saved, this time at the near post.

The visitors took the lead against the run of play just before the half hour mark when Rubel Miya’s cross from the left-hand side was headed home by Masih Saighani at the back post, silencing the home crowd.

Far from being deterred, the home side continued to push forward and came close again when Anjan’s header went just wide of the target as Abahani took a 1-0 lead into half time.

Abahani then came close to doubling their lead, but Sunday Chizoba Nwadialu’s curling effort from the edge of the area bounced back off the woodwork and the striker couldn’t readjust to get the rebound on target.

With the three points in their keeping, Abahani return home to Dhaka to face Indian side Minerva Punjab on Matchday Two, while Manang Marshyangdi Club travel to India to face Chennaiyin.

It was the home side in control again in the second half, but they struggled to find a way past a disciplined Abahani defence.

Their best chance came with 20 minutes remaining when the ball pinballed around the area, eventually falling to Afeez Olawale Oladipo who saw his effort saved on the second attempt by Shahidul.

 

 

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ANFA U-21 vs Meghalaya on 20 February

18 February 2019 - The match fixtures of 2nd Dr. T Ao Northeast International NEC Gold Cup (U-21) Championship have been revealed by the organizer today.  

ANFA U-21 has been grouped in pool ‘B’ with Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur and Tripura.

 

 

Pool ‘A’ consists of Assam, Arunachal Pardesh, Bhutan, Sikkim and Bangladesh.

 

 

ANFA U-21 will open the campaign taking on Meghalaya on 20 February at 1:30 PM.

 

 

ANFA U-21 will play its second match against Tripura on 21st February.

 

 

The team will then take on Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland on 23rd, 24th and 25thFebruary respectively. 

 

 

Top two teams from each group will qualify for semifinals.

 

 

The tournament will be played in Guwahati, India from 19th February to 1st March.

 

 

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AFC Cup 2019 Fixtures Revealed

The Asian Football Federation (AFC) have revealed the fixtures of the AFC Cup 2019.

Nepal league champion Signature Manang Marshyandi Club have been drawn in Group ‘E’ alongside I-League champion Minerva Punjab, Bangladesh League winners Abahani Limited Dhaka and winner of PO South (IND/BHU/SRI).

Manang Marshyandi Club will play their continental home matches at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato.

MMC will start the campaign against Abahani Limited Dhaka on April 3 at the ANFA Complex.

In the group stage, each group will play on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners of each group in the Central Asia Zone, South Asia Zone and East Asia Zone advance to the Inter zone play off semi finals.

 

 

 

 

 

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ANFA Bids Farewell to Women's team

The All Nepal Football Association today bade farewell to Nepal National Women's Team that is travelling to India to particpate in the four-nation tournament slated from February 7-17 in Bhuwaneshwor. 

 

 

ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa and Korean Football Association (KFA) President Chung Mong-gyu wished luck to the team that will first hold a week training camp in Jhapa before leaving for India. 

 

 

 

 

During the function, ANFA also received 897 pairs of football shoes from the KFA.

 

 

 

 

The team is scheduled to leave Jhapa on January 30 (Wednesday). 

 

 

 

 

"First I would like to congratulate Nepal Women's team for their outstanding performance in the Olympics Qualifiers 2020," said KFA President Chung Mong-gyu. 

 

 

 

 

"I am confident that the team will do the best in second round and earn berth in the finals. We hope Nepal will play Korean in the finals."

 

 

 

 

Likewise, ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa expressed his gratitude to KFA President for presenting ANFA with the football equipments. 

 

 

 

 

"We are delighted to welcome Mr. Chung in Nepal for the second time.I also thank KFA for the gift."

 

 

 

 

"Women's team is doing very well in the international arena and we are hopeful the team will make the nation feel proud in the coming days as well." 

 

 

 

 

Head coach Hari Khadka finalized 23-member squad on Friday for the tournament in India. 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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  • 2018-11-20

Nepal to play friendly match with Guangzhou R&F

Nepal to play friendly match with Guangzhou R&F Football Club in January 2019. 

 

 

Yang Qi, Head of Competition Department, Huang Jun, Team Manager and Liang Yajing, Integrated Operation Department of the club today visited the ANFA Complex and held a meeting with the ANFA Officials chaired by ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa to discuss about the preparation for the friendly match. The delegates also inspected the ANFA Complex as the venue for the match.

 

 

 

 

The club plays Chinese Super League under licence from the Chinese Football Association.

 

 

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  • 2018-11-14

Nepal enters second round

Bangladesh ended their Group C campaign with 1-1 draw against Nepal, courtesy of Akhi Khatun’s goal in added time.

Nepal went into the match looking for a win, as it would place them in contention for a top two finish and took the lead through Niru Thapa in the 16th minute.

 

 

However, a 93rd minute effort from Khatun resulted in Nepal finishing third but much to their delight, they too advanced to the second round of the Qualifiers as one of the two best third-placed teams.

 

 

The second round of the Qualifier is scheduled for April next year. The 10 teams from Qualifier 1 will join Uzbekistan and Vietnam in the Qualifier 2. The 12 teams will then be divided into three groups of four, with the winner of each group progressing to Round 3, which is set 

 

 

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  • 2018-11-03

Bangladesh clinch U15 title

November 3, 2018 - Bangladesh defeated Pakistan 3-2 on penalty shootout as they lift the title of the SAFF U15 Championship 2018 at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato today. The match was decided through spot kick after the both teams played a 1-1 draw till the regulation time. Pakistan Skipper HASEEB AHMED KHAN in 25th minute scored into own post as Bangladesh took the lead. Pakistan found a leveler in the 55th minute through MOHOB ULLAH. ULLAH converted a spot kick chance awarded after Bangaldesh defender pulled down Pakistani player inside the box. Meanwhile, India finished the championship in third position after they registered a 1-0 win over hosts Nepal in the early third place match of the day. THLACHEU VANLALRUATFELA scored the winner for India in the 18th minute. MD NIHAT JAMAN UCCHASH was awarded the highest scorer of the championship while Pakistani Skipper HASEEB AHMED KHAN was adjudged the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. UCCHASH scored four goals in total in the championship.

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