Red Bull National Futsal League set to kick off Thursday

August 30, 2017 - All the preparation for the Red Bull National Futsal League to be held from Bhadra 15 – 25 at Stupa Futsal Bouddha and Chaur Recreation Center have been completed.

The tournament will feature 16 teams -- Khumaltar Yuba Club, BG Brothers, Kick-Off Futsal, Harisiddhi Futsal, Khalibari Football Club, Swayambhu Recreation Center, Busy Futsal, Dhanyantri Futsal, Futsal Village, Samakhushi Futsal, Shankhanmul Futsal, Rajini Futsal, Stupa Futsal Bouddha, Rave Futsal Center, Dhuku Futsal Hub and Chaur Recreation Center.

The league will also serve as the player selection for the AFC Futsal Championship 2018 Qualification that is to be held in IR Iran from October 13 – October 15. Nepal is the only team to participate in the qualifiers from South Asia.

Keeping in mind the burgeoning popularity of futsal in the country, the ANFA earlier this year had organized the first ever AFC Futsal Coaching Course.

For this league, the ANFA had organized a Futsal Refereeing Course delivered by AFC Instructor Wang Po On Adny from Hong Kong.

To conduct the league in a proper manner, ANFA has signed a deal with Turnpike, an event management company, for the next five years. Turnpike will bear two third of the annual budget of futsal while the remaining amount will be managed by ANFA.

The estimated budget of the league is Rs. 3 million out of which Turnpike will provide Rs. 2 million to the ANFA.

The winner of the league will bag Rs. 500,000 while the runner-up will be awarded with Rs. 250,000. Similarly individual award of Rs. 20,000 is up for grabs for the best goalkeeper, best defense, best forward, best midfield and best coach.

ANFA's broadcasting partner AP1 has agreed to live telecast selected matches of the league.