KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Tashi Ghale has withdrawn his candidacy for the post of ANFA president on Friday. Organizing a press conference in Kathmandu, the founder of A Division outfit Manang Marsyangdi Club announced his withdrawal from the race.
The candidates have time until Sunday to register their candidacy but Tashi decided not to contest for the post saying that he is dissatisfied with the election guidelines and process.
However, he said that he won't stop raising voice against the wrongdoings in Nepali football. “I felt that the National Sports Council (NSC) is not taking this ANFA election positively. There is problem in ANFA statute. Although I withdrew my candidacy, I will raise voice for the amendment of the statute and economic regulation of ANFA,” added Tashi.
“There are many problems in ANFA. The statute submitted by ANFA to the NSC is the older one. We are yet to see the statute sent to the AFC, which means there are currently three statutes and we don't know which one of them will run Nepali football,” said Tashi.
“ANFA General Secretary Dhirendra Pradhan had signed on the statue sent by ANFA to the AFC, but nothing has been done as per that statue. So I won't be able to do anything even if I win the election,” he added.
However, he said that he will be taking part in the presidential election after one year when the tenure of the president elected from this election ends.
Tashi revealed that he is planning to work with different academies of the country for the development of grassroots football. “Manang will coordinate with different academies of the country to produce new talents,” added Tashi.
Similarly, Tashi thanked A, B and C division clubs, district football associations and players who supported him during the election campaign.