KATHMANDU, April 29: Four office-bearers - three vice-presidents and a member - of the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) have demanded that a meeting of the working committee of the national football-governing body be held immediately to resolve the dispute between national football players and head coach Abdullah Al Mutairi.
Stating that the dispute between the players and head coach is a serious and sensitive matter, Senior Vice-president Pankaj Bikram Nemwang, and vice-presidents Krishna Bahadur Thapa and Bir Bahadur Khadka and Central member Dawa Lama have demanded the working committee meeting.
According to Senior Vice President Nemwang, though ANFA President Karma Chhiring Sherpa is willing to discuss the issue, there is no meeting due to which he had to send a letter to ANFA. Stating that some members have already resigned, one-third of the incumbents demanded a working committee meeting on the issue.
The 10 members of Nepali national football team have left the closed camp training program being held for the preparation for the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers due to the dissatisfaction against head coach of the team, Abdullah Al Mutairi.