ANFA set conditions to hold League

Kathmandu, October 26:

All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) today proposed to hold Martyrs Memorial ‘A’ Division League next month.

Nepal’s supreme football governing body has set four pre-conditions to organise the stalled league. ANFA put forward their proposal to Minister for Youth and Sports Gopal Shakya and General Secretary of the National Sports (NSC) Council Jeevan Ram Shrestha.

The proposal states that ANFA, if granted permission, would organise the league from November 16. Another alternative is to form a joint committee from ANFA and the agitating Nepal Football Association (NFA). Likewise, ANFA will have no objection even if NFA takes the responsibility to hold the league by including all the concerned parties. The last option the proposal states is to allow the Clubs themselves to hold the event.

Nepali football is in crisis since several clubs took to the streets protesting irregularities and dictatorship in the ANFA leadership. The row between ANFA and the agitating groups barred ANFA from organising the league last year and there is no sign of holding it this time around as well. The crisis also prompted NSC to form a parallel football association — NFA — recently.