AFC ‘A’ Coaching Course concludes

Lalitpur, May 21

The AFC ‘A’ Certificate Coaching Course, organised for the first time in Nepal, concluded here at the ANFA Complex today.

In all, 24 coaches attended the course, which was conducted by FIFA and AFC instructor Vaithilingam Subramaniam. The course was held in two parts — theoretical sessions from March 25 to April 6 and practical part from May 9-21.

Subramaniam lauded the dedication of the Nepali coaches throughout the course, which was organised by the All Nepal Football Association under the auspices of Asian Football Confederation.

“The course went very well and ANFA deserves a lot of credit for the smooth running of the course, which helped the coaches learn in better environment,” said Subramaniam.

One of the participants, Upendra Man Singh said the course was beneficial not only for the participants but also for the overall development of sport. “We would like to thank ANFA and AFC for providing us with the opportunity of participating in such a course,” said Singh, former national team skipper.

ANFA Acting President Narendra Shrestha believed the coaches made the most out of the course. “This is the first-ever A-Level Coaching Course organised in Nepal and I am sure the coaches gave their best,” Shrestha said.

“This course is important as we will have Club Licensing from 2018 and the clubs need A-License holder coaches,” he added.

Aruna Gurung was the lone female participant, while Bal Gopal Maharjan, Madhu Karki, Hari Khadka, Kumar Thapa, Nabin Neupane, Megh Raj KC, Mrigendra Prasad Mishra, Sunil Kumar Shrestha, Kishor Kumar KC, Chet Narayan Shrestha, Hari Om Shrestha, Rajendra Tamang, Chhiring Lopsang Gurung, Manoj ranjit, Bijay Maharjan, Urjan Shrestha, Yam Prasad Gurung, Suman Shrestha, Lalit Chand, Darshan Bhaktaraj Lawat, Ramesh Maharjan and Rabindra Silakar were the other coaches who took part in the course.