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ANFA bids farewell to U-19 Women’s football team
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ANFA bids farewell to U-19 Women’s football team

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepal’s U-19 women’s football team led by Captain Anjana Rana Magar is all set to compete in the U-19 SAFF Championship. Rana Magar is also the team’s goalkeeper. The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) bade farewell to the team amid a formal programme organized at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato. The U-19 squad is heading to Bangladesh on Tuesday. Newly-appointed Member Secretary of the National Sports Council (NSC) Tanka Lal Ghising, ANFA President Karma Chiring Sherpa, Senior Vice President Pankaj Bikram Nembang among others were present during the farewell. On Sunday, ANFA had announced a 23-member squad for the championship to be held in Dhaka from December 11 to 22. The U-19 team has been training at the ANFA Complex under the guidance o...
Khawas scores late to help Army register first win
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Khawas scores late to help Army register first win

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Skipper Bharat Khawas scored the winner five minutes from time on Sunday as Tribhuvan Army Club registered their first win in the ongoing Martyrs Memorial A Division League. The late goal from Khawas was enough to sink Brigade Boys Club (BBC) at the Dasharath Stadium to light up the stadium in otherwise a drab affair. Army had played a 1-1 draw against Nepal Police Club in their first match and a goalless stalemate against Machhindra FC prior to this match. On Sunday, both teams failed to make any impressive efforts to score during most of the match. However, Army kept BBC under pressure towards the end of the match and were rewarded for their relentless effort. Army had made a bright start to the game as skipper Khawas found a pass from Gau...
Martin scores hat-trick as Satdobato maintain unbeaten run
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Martin scores hat-trick as Satdobato maintain unbeaten run

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Satdobato Youth Club maintained their unbeaten run in the Qatar Airways Martyrs Memorial A Division League with a hat-trick from Ajayi Martin. Satdobato, which had stunned Three Star Club in their previous match, defeated Nepal APF Football Club by a wide margin of 4-1 at the Dasharath Stadium on Friday. This is the highest margin victory in the league so far. With this victory, Satdobato has climbed to the top of the standings with seven points. On the other hand, APF suffered a third successive defeat. Martin had scored two goals for Satdobato towards the end of the first half. In the 42nd minute, APF players attempted to clear a free kick from captain Man Bahadur Tamang that landed in the penalty area. Sudeep Gurung found a rebound and fed i...
Title contenders Three Star denied victory in A-Division League
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Title contenders Three Star denied victory in A-Division League

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Title contenders Ruslan Three Star Club avoided a defeat with a second-half goal in the Qatar Airways Martyrs Memorial A Division League on Friday. Three Star, which was under pressure after conceding a goal against Friends Club soon after the break, had to wait until the 83rd minute for Mikchen Tamang to salvage a draw in the Lalitpur derby. The match held at the Dasharath Stadium ended in a 1-1 stalemate. Friends Club missed a chance to take an early lead as Three Star’s goalkeeper Preso punched a strike from Prijen Tamang in the fourth minute.  At the other end, Friends’ goalkeeper Rahul Ram Chandra Yadav saved a free kick from Nishan Khadka in the 20th minute. Three Star missed another good chance to take the lead in the 25th minute...
Row over fitness test of referees resolved for the time being
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Row over fitness test of referees resolved for the time being

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - The row over fitness test of FIFA referee has been resolved for the time being following a discussion between the agitating referees and All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) President Karma Chiring Sherpa on Thursday evening. Earlier, nine out of 10 FIFA referees of Nepal had tendered their resignation on Thursday afternoon due to the pressure from ANFA to undergo fitness test while the league was underway. The agitating referees said that they decided to sit for talks with ANFA president after the latter agreed to conduct the league as per the schedule fixed earlier. Out of the nine referees, FIFA assistant referee Madhav Karki and Bikram Chaudhary had withdrawn their resignation. “The ANFA president admitted some flaws on their part and urge...
Two A-Division League matches postponed
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Two A-Division League matches postponed

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has postponed two third-round matches of the ongoing Qatar Airways Martyrs Memorial League by two days. The first match between Himalayan Sherpa Club and Nepal Police Club fixed for Monday has been rescheduled for Wednesday. Similarly, the second match between Jawlakhel Youth Club and Machhindra Youth Club has also been rescheduled for coming Wednesday (December 8). ANFA postponed the two matches due to the fixture of Youth Athletics Championship to be held at the Dasharath Stadium on Sunday and Monday. ANFA informed that the other matches of the third round will be held as per the schedule. By the end of the second round of league matches, eight times league champions Manang Marshyangdi Club are lea...
FIFA referees resign en masse
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FIFA referees resign en masse

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nine out of ten male FIFA referees of Nepal have submitted their resignation to All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) en masse. The referees resorted to resign en masse amid the ongoing Qatar Airways Martyrs Memorial A Division Football League due to ANFA’s pressure for mandatory fitness test. The referees submitted their resignation letters to ANFA General Secretary Indra Man Tuladhar at ANFA Complex, Satdobato on Thursday. The referees who had taken fitness test on September 23 were instructed by ANFA to undergo another fitness test on December 23. The referees had stated that they would not be able to undergo the test while the league was underway. They had urged ANFA to stop the league if the fitness test had to be taken at any cost. The re...
Manchester City, Liverpool target Ricardo Pepi
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Manchester City, Liverpool target Ricardo Pepi

If reports are to be believed, FC Dallas youngster has been spotted by different clubs in the Europe with Manchester City and Liverpool both keeping an eye on the Texas born Ricardo Pepi. The list of clubs monitoring the young forward is not just limited to these two European giants, he has also been looked into by Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Bologna. According to reports in Sky Deutschland and Manchester Evening News, Pep Guardiola and his team Manchester City have been interested in the young forward who scored 13 goals in 30 matches for FC Dallas last season in the Major League Soccer. The 18 years old youngster has scored 2 goals and assisted 2 in World Cup Qualifier Campaign for the United States Soccer team. Whilst interests from the names like Liverpool and Man...
Dangi’s strike stuns hosts Maldives
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Dangi’s strike stuns hosts Maldives

Kathmandu - Substitute forward Manish Dangi scored five minutes from time as Nepal defeated hosts Maldives 1-0 in the first match of SAFF Championship 2021 in Maldives on Saturday. Manish, who entered the field as a substitue, scored the decisive goal with 5 minutes left in the game. In the counter attack, Bishal Rai kept the ball alive past the the midfield and Manish scored the goal after a wonderful move. He beat three defenders and scored past the goalkeeper in a one-on-one situation. Maldives dominated most of the game with ball possession and attack, but the Nepali team maintained its game with a disciplined defense. Nepal gave problems to Maldives from time to time in counter attack and scored the goal in the last time using the same strategy. Nepal registered 3 points...
Nepal suffer injury time heartbreak
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Nepal suffer injury time heartbreak

Kathmandu - Philippines scored two goals after regulation time as Nepal went down 2-1 in the first match of the AFC Women's Asian Cup Qualifiers. In the Group F match played in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Nepal could not hold on to the first half lead. Nepal's Bimala Chaudhary gave the lead in the tenth minute of the match. She headed in Sabita Rana's long cross. But after being injured in the first half, she left the field in the 39th minute. Entering the field for Nepal in the second half, defender Bimala BK made her debut from the senior team. She replaced injured Puja Rana in the 63rd minute. Nepal conceded in the 90th minute of the game and in the second minute of injury time. The Philippines took advantage of the lack of coordination on the offside trap between the Nepali def...
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