Lalitpur, October 4
Under the stewardship of National Sports Council, the All Nepal Football Association and Ruslan Three Star Club today signed a four-point agreement to settle down the issue between the two parties after the Lalitpur-based outfit was deprived of taking part in the playoff round of the AFC Cup.
As per the agreement, signed by ANFA President Narendra Shrestha and Three Star Acting President Arun Man Joshi in the presence of NSC Member Secretary Keshab Kumar Bista, the football governing body would provide Three Star with Rs 15 million in three installments by November 26.
Similarly, ANFA would try to arrange at least three international competitions, while the club would take part in the competitions organised by ANFA. The agreement would be presented before the ANFA’s extraordinary meeting.
ANFA and Three Star had already reached to the agreement for the compensation in June but NSC got involved in the issue after the club asked the sport’s governing body to take initiation.
Three Star had demanded a compensation of Rs 60 million from the football governing body after the ANFA failed to register the club in the second round of the AFC Cup 2017.
Three Star had qualified for the second round of the AFC Cup after finishing as the group winners in Mongolia in August last year.
But the Asian Football Confederation included Mongolian Erchim FC, who were runners-up in the qualifiers, in the second round draw after ANFA did not respond to four requests sent by the Asian body.
Since then, Three Star have not participated in the football tournaments in and outside the valley including the Lalit Memorial U-19 Championship organised in memory of their president Lalit Krishna Shrestha.
A version of this article appears in print on October 05, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.