National Sports Council seeks clarification from ANFA

KATHMANDU: The National Sports Council (NSC) on Tuesday sought a three-point clarification from the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) over three issues including the alleged involvement of national footballers in match-fixing.

According to NSC media advisor Rohit Dahal, the national sports governing body told ANFA today to forge clarification in writing over the match-fixing scandal, the disqualification of Nepal Under-16 team from AFC-U16 Championship after AFC said its captain was overage and the ongoing agitation in ANFA.

Agitating officials of ANFA had submitted a memorandum to the NSC, raising the issues of match-fixing and disqualification of Nepal U-16 team.

ANFA had suspended its four officials, including vice-presidents Karma Chhiring Sherpa, Bijay Narayan Manandhar and Kishor Rai, and member Pankaj Nembang, from its executive committee on September 28.