ANFA, NPO ink deal

Lalitpur, December 14

The All Nepal Football Association and NPO Nepal Youth Soccer Project today reached an agreement for the International U-12 Toreros Cup Football Tournament to be held in Japan.

ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa and former national team midfielder and President of NPO Nepal Youth Soccer Project Basanta Gauchan signed the memorandum of understanding. As per the agreement, ANFA will prepare the U-12 team and NPO Nepal Youth Soccer Project will ensure the team’s participation in the tournament in coordination with Japan’s Fun Roots Academy. Gauchan is coach in the Academy.

NPO Nepal Youth Soccer Project had previous coordinated with Kaski District Football Association for the Nepali team’s participation in the tournament. “We decided to coordinate with the ANFA from this edition as we believe participation in such events will help Nepali football grow in future,” said Gauchan.

Lauding Gauchan’s efforts and dedication towards football despite living abroad, ANFA President Sherpa thanked the NPO Nepal Youth Soccer Project for helping them in developing the sport.

“We are also running various activities for the development of youth football and we will prepare a team of players selected from various provinces to participate in the tournament in Japan,” said Sherpa.

According to Gauchan, teams from Spain, France, Australia, Germany and Malaysia along with youth sides of J-League clubs will take part in the tournament to be held in Tokyo in March next year.