Kathmandu, August 16

The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) executive meeting today decided to hold general assembly to elect new president and a vice-president on October 24 in Kathmandu.

The meeting, chaired by acting President Narendra Shrestha, took the decision as per the directives of world football governing body, FIFA and Asian Football Confederation.

Shrestha has been at the helm of ANFA after the FIFA ethics committee banned President Ganesh Thapa for 10 years in November last year.

The post of vice-president is vacant following the demise of Lalit Krishna Shrestha.

“All the executive members were present in the meeting and agreed to hold the general assembly on October 24,” said ANFA Chief Executive Officer and Spokesperson Indra Man Tuladhar after the first meeting since the ANFA decided to reinstate three vice-presidents Kishor Rai, Karma Chhiring Sherpa and Bijay Narayan Manandhar and Member Pankaj Nembang in executive committee following the instructions of the AFC.

The Asian body had nullified the ANFA decision of suspending the four officials until the next AGM on May 9. ANFA reinstated the officials on June 1.

The meeting also decided to form a five-member election committee comprising ANFA legal advisor Sujit KC (coordinator), advocates Sagar KC and Suman Kumar KC, Amar Singh Shah (member) and a National Sports Council representative.

A five-member Appeal Committee was also formed under the leadership of advocate Gopal Krishna Ghimire. Advocates Buddhi Katuwal is the assistant coordinator, while Ganga Sagar Khatri, Suresh Kumar Paudel and Rajesh Maharjan are the members of the committee.

Likewise, the meeting decided to lift the ban imposed on Himalayan Sherpa Club and Friends Club if they furnish written commitment of following ANFA statute and also agreed to provide Rs 1,000,000 to clubs competing outside the SAARC region and Rs 500,000 competing within South Asia.