FC Khumaltar became the first team to be relegated from the Qatar Airways Martyr's Memorial A Division League after a 2-0 defeat against API Power Church Boys United at ANFA Complex in Satdobato.
Sushil Shah in the 13th minute and Jospeh Owusu Bempah in the added minutes of first half gave Church Boys the win. Messouke Etiegnie Oloumou missed a first half penalty in the 25th minute.
The match was halted nearly over 30 minutes in the first half after FC Khumaltar players disputed referees decision to not awarded a penalty to them and not award Church Boys player with a yellow card.
Three officials--Buddhi Bahadur Gurung, Hari Bol Raut, Anjan Rana Chhetri-- and one player Manish Thapa were shown straight red after the melee.
Church Boys were also reduced to 10 players in the second half when their goalkeeper Guillaume Yves Priso Njanga was shown a second yellow card in the 48th minute.
Nepal Police Club defeated Royal Blue Satdobato Youth Club 1-0 at Chyasal Stadium and finished third in the league.
Ahmad Hijazi scored the only goal in the 21st minute of the game for Police.
Friends Club defeated APF Football Club 4-0 and secured their status in the A Division. In the match at Dasharath Stadium, Torric Jebrin, Bikash Thapa, Raifq Aminu and Akhrorbek Uktamov scored for Friends to escape relegation. Jebrin scored the team's first in the 15th minute before Thapa gave a 2-0 lead in the 31st. Aminu made it 3-0 in the 72nd minute before Uktamov completed victory in the 82nd.
Tribhuvan Army Football Club finished the league with a 1-0 win over Himalayan Sherpa Club. Sudil Rai scored the only goal of the game in the sixth minute of the game in Army's victory.
All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and Qatar Airways have reached an agreement for the title sponsorship of Martyr's Memorial A Division League for 2023 and 2024 seasons.
The League will be renamed as Qatar Airways Martyr's Memorial A Division League after the signing of the agreement.
The partnership with Qatar Airways continues from the previous two seasons where the airlines signed a similar agreement with ANFA.
The partnership will see the Qatar Airways logo feature on all 14 League club shirts for the upcoming season, as well as providing brand awareness through perimeter boards, stadium flags, LED screens and online digital content as well as other activity.
The final squad for SAFF Championship scheduled to begin from June 21 has been announced.
Head coach Vincenzo Alberto Annese announced his final squad for the regional championship on Thursday.
Nepal have been grouped alongside Kuwait, India and Pakistan for the championship. Nepal will play against Kuwait in the curtain raiser on June 21 followed by against India on June 24. Nepal will play their final group game against Pakistan on June 27.
Nepal are also scheduled to play against Philippines on June 15 as part of preparations for the championship.
Goalkeepers: Kiran Chemjong (RG Punjab FC), Deep Karki (Manang Marsyangdi Club), Bishal Shrestha (Machhindra Football Club)
Defenders: Bimal Panday (Tribhuvan Army Football Club), Sanish Shrestha (APF Football Club), Ananta Tamang (Church Boys United), Devendra Tamang (Machhindra Football Club), Nishant Khadka (Sankata Club), Rohit Chand (Persic Kedri), Simanta Thapa (Jawalakhel Youth Club)
Midfielders: Pujan Uperkoti (Machhindra Football Club), Arik Bista (Church Boys United), Nabin Lama (APF Football Club), Mani Kumar Lama (APF Football Club), Laken Limbu (Three Star Club), Avas Lamichhane (APF Football Club)
Forwards: Ayush Ghalan (Sankata Club), Nawayug Shrestha (Tribhuvan Army Football Club), Dipak Raj Singh Thakuri (Satdobato Youth Club), Anjan Bista (Church Boys United), Manish Dangi (Sankata Club), Aashish Chaudhary (Church Boys United), Bimal Gharti Magar (Machhindra Football Club)
All Nepal Football Association and Saathi have jointly launched a campaign to end violence against women and children.
An agreement for the campaign 'Our Collective Goal: Ending Violence against Women and Children' was signed at ANFA Complex in Satdobato on Wednesday.
ANFA General Secretary Kiran Rai and Saathi Chairperson Sajani Amatya signed in the agreement. The agreement will be valid for the next three years.
The two sides have agreed to work in alliance against the violence against women and children. ANFA will help raise awareness against violence against women and children through footballers and various national and regional football competitions.
A banner with slogan against the violence will be displayed before every national and regional football tournaments. ANFA will also place running boards containing such slogans in the different tournament venues.
Saathi, a non-governmental organization established in 1992, has been working to address the different forms of violence and discrimination faced by Nepali women and girls and help create a safe and violence-free society where women and children can live with respect and dignity.
FC Khumaltar relegated, Friends Club escape relegation
ANFA signs League title sponsorship with Qatar for two seasons
Final squad for SAFF Championship announced
ANFA, Saathi launch campaign to end violence against women and children
International Menstrual Hygiene Day marked with orientation programme
U-20 women's final squad for AFC U-20 Womens Asian Cup Qualifiers announced
ANFA marks Grassroots Day with celebrations
UEFA Assist Football for Women workshop begins
Kishor Rai elected President of Koshi Province Football Association
Sudurpaschim Province Football Association gets new Ex-Co, Shrestha new President
Nepal Karki unanimous as and Madhes Province Football Association chief
FIFA and the AFC delegation visits ANFA to provide governance support
Meeting with B division clubs ends positively
'B' Division League to begin from March 29, preparation amount increased
Nayabasti fined 300k; player, club officials banned for indiscipline act
Khumaltar promoted to A division, Samajik Youth relegated
Martyr's Memorial 'C' Division League 2023 to begin from May 15
Jhapa Football Club clinch C Division title
Planning Boys United promoted to B division
Jhapa Football Club promoted to B Division, Birgunj, Oasis down
3-day Match Commissioner Seminar concludes
ANFA organizes grassroots workshop and festival in Sindhuli
Dates of knockout tournaments confirmed
Machhindra crash out after Blue Star defeat
Machhindra to face Sri Lanka's Blue Star in AFC Cup Qualifiers
26 clubs advance as Martyr's Memorial 'C' Division League Qualifiers knockout begins
ANFA, Saudi Arabia Football Federation sign football development MoU
ANFA to run full-fledged physiotherapy and rehabitation program
Future of Football conference for national team coaches held
ANFA holds workshop on league development
Nepal lose to Tajikistan in second match
Nepal finish AFC Futsal Asian Cup Qualifiers winless after Afghanistan defeat
Nepal lose to Uzbekistan in AFC Futsal Asian Cup Qualifiers
ANFA bids farewell to national futsal team
Gianni Infantino re-elected unopposed as FIFA president
SAFF confirms Sports Partner International as the official commercial partner
Sherpa Holds Talks with US Soccer Officials for Collaboration
Preliminary squad for SAFF Championship 2023 announced
Coach Vincenzo to conduct third tactical training on May 17
Head coach Annese to conduct tactical training on May 1
Players to take part in tactical training as part of SAFF Championship preparations
Overcoming societal taboos to relish national team dream
A striker who aims to make up for lost time
Ravi Shankar Paswan, a speedy midfielder who hopes to play in foreign football leagues
A little-known decorated FIFA referee who hopes to aspire new generation
AFC officials visit ANFA for AFC MA Refereeing Administration Project visit
FIFA Referees, Assistant Referees receive badges
India crushes Nepal to lift record fifth SAFF Women's title
Nepal beat Sri Lanka 4-0 to enter final
India ousted Sri Lanka 5-0; Nepal face Sri Lanka in semis
Manakamana Youth Club starts spraying disinfectant in local ward after increase in Covid-19 cases
ANFA Corporate Social Responsibility conducted a voluntary blood donation
Final squad for SAFF Women's Championship confirmed
National Women's team squad reduced to 35 players
40 players called up for closed camp of Asian Games
Waling earn first point as APF lead table after first round
The final squad for the U-17 National Team has been announced.
45 players finalized for U-17 closed camp
ANFA bids farewell to U-20 national team
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