Street Children League to select player for World Cup

August 30, 2017 -  Shelter Ashraya Nepal, an NGO working for the betterment of street children, in technical collaboration with the All Nepal Football Association is all set to organize the Street Children League at the Dashrath Stadium from Bhadra 21-23.

Organizing a press meet at the ANFA Complex on Wednesday, President of Shelter Ashraya Nepal Khusbhu Oli, said that the tournament would feature 14 teams from various shelters working for a similar cause.

Oli further added that motive behind organizing the league is to select players to represent Nepal in the Street Child World Cup 2018 – Future Depends on You to be held in Russia from May 19-27, 2018.

The tournament will be played in a league-cum-knockout format with the total number of teams divided into four groups. The top team from each group will be advancing to the semi-finals.

The league matches will be of 30-minute duration, while the matches from the semi-finals will be of 40-minute duration.

Nine players will be finalized for the World Cup from 18 players that will be selected from the tournament and trained for a month.

ANFA CEO Indra Man Tuladhar said the ANFA is always eager to work in sectors that are embracing football for social development and announced the association's plan to start a similar league for the street children in the future.

He gave instances of ANFA's collaboration with local NGOs in their endevaour to bring social changes through the medium of football.

" In the past we have worked with various organizations that have chosen football as a medium for social development. SAATHI is one example I can give you right now. We joined hands with the organization to help them in their attempt to fight against gender based violence," he said.  

The participating teams:

Shelter Ashraya Nepal
Khusi Nepal
Light House Foundation Nepal
Prayaas Nepal
Sober Recovery Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre
Orphan and Helpless Children Developing Society
Shangri-La Orphanage Home
Nepal Children Organization
New Children Home
Nepal Children Organization
3 Angels Nepal
Voice of Children
Hope Rising Children Home
Ganesh Himal Child Help Centre