First stage of Women's League to be held in Surkhet, seven provinces to compete

Published On: March 5, 2024 05:10 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) is going to hold the first phase of the women's football league in Surkhet.

A meeting of ANFA held on Monday announced the date for organizing the women's league football. According to the annual calendar passed by the regular general meeting of ANFA, it will be conducting the women's football league in two phases.

According to ANFA, the first-round match will start on April 5 in Surkhet of Karnali Province.

ANFA General Secretary Kiran Rai said that this is the first stage of the league and this tournament will be a selection for the main league.

Teams from seven provinces will participate in the tournament to be held in Surkhet. Rai said that this single round will be conducted based on the round robin system and the top three teams will be selected for the main league.

Rai said that the detailed information and the schedule of matches will be published in the future.

In the tournament being organized by ANFA, Karnali Province Football Association and Surkhet District Football Association will be the co-hosts.

ANFA decided the date of the tournament after discussing it with all seven provincial football associations on Monday.

In the next May-June main league, six teams consisting of three selected from the first round and three departmental teams will compete.

ANFA has decided to provide Rs 100,000 in cash to the participating teams for necessary preparation and team selection.

It has also decided to seek financial support from the Karnali Sports Development Council. According to ANFA, the Karnali Sports Development Council will coordinate the competition.

Similarly, ANFA has also decided to establish a Women's Youth Elite Academy Chyasal Football Ground, Chyasal. ANFA General Secretary Rai said that the women's U-16 team players and other players who are not in the team will be selected and kept there for training. “The mission is to establish this academy in preparation for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2027/31. It will also be a place to prepare the back-up of the national team," Rai said. He said that 30 to 40 players will be selected.

ANFA also plans to run a women's academy in Rautahat and have 30 U-14 level players. It has also discussed the issue of organizing men's football in Batsala Devi Secondary School at Sisneri in Dharan, Butwal, and Makwanpur. ANFA plans to have around 30 players in each academy.


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