ANFA bans two clubs

Kathmandu, July 26

The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) executive committee meeting decided to refrain Friends and Yeti Himalayan Sherpa Club from all football related activities here on Sunday.

The meeting chaired by president Ganesh Thapa took the decision following an unsatisfactory explanation given by the clubs to ANFA for their move against its statute. The meeting, however, lifted the ban against Saraswoti Club and Machhindra Football Club.

ANFA had banned four clubs in August last year for breaching code of conduct for a year. The four cubs had boycotted ANFA meeting demanding agenda of meeting, minute copies and league preparation and prize money of 2013 league. ANFA had been repeatedly asked the clubs to attend the meeting.

ANFA CEO Indra Man Tuladhar said that the ban was imposed as the clarification submitted by the Friends and Yeti Himalayan Sherpa Clubs were not satisfactory. “Machhindra and Saraswoti clubs were regular present at the meeting and their clarification was satisfactory,” said Tuladhar. “The status of these two clubs will not be demoted and they will be in ‘A’ division.” Tuladhar further added that the ban for these two clubs would remain same until next decision. “The ban can be lifted if these two clubs submit proper clarification,” he said.

ANFA also decided to provide relief to severe victims of the earthquake involved in football. ANFA decided to use the association’s fund for relief and recover that amount from donations. ANFA decided to inaugurate the parapet being built at the ANFA Complex grounds during the opening ceremony of the SAFF U-19 Championship.

The meeting decided to prepare the financial statement of the association and present it in the next month’s assembly. The meeting also decided to seek funds from the FIFA to lay artificial turf and to install flood lights, and to construct a futsal ground at the stadium. The meeting also decided to appoint Madhusudan Upadhaya, General Secretary of Bansbari Youth Club, as the honourary member of the association.