Lalitpur, May 31
The executive committee meeting of the All Nepal Football Association today introduced the National League and decided to organise the Martyrs Memorial A Division League and ANFA President Cup.
The meeting, chaired by ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa, decided to organise the Martyrs Memorial A Division League from November 28 and hold the President Cup and National League by mid-April next year. According to the ANFA, top six teams from Martyrs Memorial A Division League and top four from President Cup will compete in the National League.
A total of seven teams — winners of Province Leagues — will take part in President Cup which will be organised by ANFA itself. The ANFA also nominated the convenors to conduct Province Leagues — Kiran Rai (Province-1), Nepal Karki (Province-2), Babukaji Basnet (Province-3), Bhupendra Jung Thapa (Province-5), Bhim Bahadur Thapa (Province-6) and Prakash Bista (Province-7). The meeting also decided to nominate Province-4 convenor at the earliest after consulting the stakeholders.
The meeting also nominated Senior Vice-president Pankaj Bikram Nembang as the convenor to conduct and manage District Leagues, while deputy General Secretary Arun Man Joshi will be responsible of the Kwiks Cup Inter-school Football Tournament. Likewise, deputy Treasurer Rajendra Neupane received the responsibilities of Lalit Memorial U-18 Football Tournament, while Member Pema Dolma Lama will look after the Deputy Mayor Cup Inter-Municipality Women’s Football Tournament. Also, the meeting decided to categorise mofussil tournaments from the upcoming fiscal year after approving the paper.
The ANFA raised the players’ daily allowances to $25 — increment of $5 — while playing in international friendly matches. Also, the football governing body decided to coordinate with Lalitpur FA to construct dressing rooms and toilet at the Buddhi Bikash Mandal grounds in Lalitpur under the Grassroots Programme.
The ANFA also decided to call for quotations for the maintenance of first floor at the ANFA Academy hostel building. Also, the football governing body decided to fulfill the vacant posts — Technical Director, Finance Director, Referee Director, Commercial Director, Media Officer, Woman Administrator and Hostel Warden — through open competition.
A version of this article appears in print on June 01, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.