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Karma Sherpa elected as ANFA President

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KATHMANDU — Karma Tshering Sherpa has been elected as the President of All Nepal Football Federation (ANFA) on Ssaturday defeaying his rival Mani Kunwar by of 51 votes.

Sherpa garnered 63 votes while his rival Presidential candidate Mani Kunwar, who had announced not to take part in the elections got only 12 votes. A total of 76 votes were cast and one was invalid in the elections held in Sanepa, Lalitpur.

The 16th General Convention in Lalitpur also elected a new working committee of country’s footballing body. Representatives from 75 districts had taken part in the convention.

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Pankaj Bikram Nembang, Bir Bahadur Khadka, Krishna Bahadur Thapa and Upendra Man Singh of Sherpa panel have been elected as Vice-presidents. Altogether nine candidates had vied for the posts of Vice-presidents.

Similarly, Dawa Lama, Niroj Khadgi, Rabindra Nath Shrestha, Madhu Sudan Upadhyay, Purnaman Chitrakar, Pradesh Singh Rathaur, Dinesh Byanjankar, Dirgha Bahadur KC, Kiran Rai, Bijay Ghale and Ratna Kumar Shrestha were elected as members.

Pema Lama was already elected as a member unopposed under the women’s quota.

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SAFF Championship : Nepal crash out after 3-0 defeat against Maldives

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KATHMANDU — Maldives has defeated Nepal 3-0 and entered final of the SAFF Championship held at Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday.

Maldivian defender Akram Abdul Ghanee scored the first goal against Nepal at the ninth minute utilizing a free-kick allotted for Maldives for the foul committed my Bimal Gharti Magar.

With this win, Maldives have booked their place in the final of the championship for the fifth time.

The game was briefly stopped after 27 minutes on the clock due to thunderstorm. Upon resumption of the game, Nepal boasted a huge possession with the ball but lacked the finishing touch in front of opposition goal.

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Maldives doubled the score with Ibrahim Waheed Hassan’s scored second goal at the 84th minute by shooting the ball from the center of the box.

Then Waheed Hassan scored the third goal against Nepal at the 87th minute capitalizing on the pass given by Abdulla Asadhulla.

The next edition of the SAFF Championship would be held in Pakistan.

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