KATHMANDU — World football governing body FIFA has asked the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) to reinstate its four suspended officials and hold fresh election.
Addressing ANFA General Secretary Dhirendra Pradhan in a letter, Markus Kattner, an acting general secretary of FIFA, has asked that the association to reinstate the suspended officials before May 23.
After FIFA Ethics Committee suspended disgraced ANFA President Ganesh Thapa for 10 years on November 16 last year, the Nepali football governing body has seen no change in its leadership with Narendra Shrestha, who is not an executive member, leading as the acting president.
ANFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Indraman Tuladhar has confirmed the receiving of letter from the FIFA on Tuesday and said that FIFA has asked ANFA to reinstate the three vice presidents — Karma Tshering Sherpa, Bijay Narayan Manandhar and Kishor Rai — along with member Pankaj Bikram Nembang.
FIFA has also asked the association to hold the presidential election as soon as possible to fill the post that has remained vacant since Thapa was banned by FIFA for 10 years on November 16 last year.
ANFA had sacked Sherpa, Manandhar, Rai and Nembang on September 28 a year ago after the dissident group had filed complaints against disgraced former ANFA chief Ganesh Thapa at the Public Accounts Committee of the legislature-parliament.
They had also filed case at the Patan Appellate Court against the annual general assembly called by ANFA, forcing the football governing body to cancel the meeting on the eve of the scheduled date.Follow @gorkhapost
‘C’ Division League Football tournament set for February
KATHMANDU— The Martyrs Memorial ‘C’ Division League Football Championship is set to take place in the third week of February 2019.
On Thursday the meeting held between the representatives of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and ‘C’ Division clubs at ANFA Complex in Satdobato, Lalitpur set the date for the tournament, shared ANFA Spokesperson Kiran Rai.
League Director Sanjeeb Mishra said, “The ANFA and Club’s representatives have agreed to conduct the competition in the final week of February (second week of Falgun). We will finalize the specific date for the tournament in near future”.
Eleven ‘C’ Division clubs will take part in the Division League.Follow @gorkhapost