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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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  • 2018-11-01

Bangladesh, Pakistan to vie for the title

November 1, 2018 – Pakistan ousted Nepal 4-0 in the semifinal of the ongoing SAFF U15 Championship to set final date with Bangladesh in the SAFF U15 Championship 2018 held at ANFA Complex today. Bangladesh in the first semifinal match of the day sidelined India 4-2 on penalty shoot. Substitute MD ASHIKUR RAHMAN netted a fortunate late leveler for Bangladesh in a 1-1 regulation time draw against India. PATRE HARSH SHAILESH had put India into a first half lead. Team India was inspired by SHAILESH’s 17th minute 35 yard long ranger screamer. Bangladesh dominated the second half but could not find a way through a brave India defensive performance until the injury minutes. RAHMAN scored through penalty in stoppage time as Bangladesh came from behind to push the match into spot kick battle. In the penalty shootout, Bangladesh dramatically defeated India 4-2 as they enter the finals of the championship. Likewise in the other semifinal match, Pakistan defeated Nepal 4-0. Nepal defender JAAN LIMBU gifted Nepal with an own goal helped Pakistan lead in the match. LIMBU in the 54th minute directed the ball into the own post while blocking the cross of IFTIKHAR AHMED. MOHIB ULLAH scored two goals in 60th and 69th minute through penalty while MOIN AHMED in the 77th minute confirmed Pakistan’s spot in final against Bangladesh. Nepal was reduced to 10-man after JAAN LIMBU was flashed with red card for obvious tackle on goal to IFTIKHAR AHMED in the 58th minute.

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  • 2018-10-29

Nepal to meet Pakistan in semis

October 29, 2018 – Nepal lose 1-2 against 10-man Bangladesh side as they find Pakistan as their semifinal opponent in the ongoing SAFF U15 Championship that is being held in Kathmandu. Meanwhile, India defeated Bhutan 4-0 in the first match of the day as India secure semis berth. Midfielder PAUL SHUBHO opened the firing for India in the 4th minute while SUBBA KUSHANG increased India’s lead in the 66th minute. PAUL scored his second and teams third goal later in the 83rd minute and XALXO AMAN’s 90th minute strike sealed India’s victory. In the heated second match 10-man Bangladesh snatched a shocking win over Nepal. Bangladesh took the lead quick after the kick off through MD IBNE AHAD SAKIL (2’). Bangladesh turned to 10-man when their Goalkeeper MITUL MARMA was shown a straight red card for a deliberate foul to RAKESH BISHOWKARMA. It was the first sent off in the championship. JAAN LIMBU from the spot leveled the score in the 36th minute but MD PAJON HOWLADAR (46’) wrapped the up the victory one minute from the interval. Nepal tried to respond again into the match with several attempts but failed in each opportunity. “With the advantage of 10-men and with the ball we caused Bangladesh a lot of problems, created chances and looked dangerous but fail in capitalizing,” said Nepal Head Coach Sanoj Shrestha in the post match meeting. Likewise, Bangladesh head coach, Mostafa Anowar Parvez lauded his players. Parvez said, “The team was made more complicated with the red card, it seemed harsh. But, hats off to the players for victory, because Nepal is a good team. “ The semifinal matches will be held on November 1.

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