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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

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Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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