Machhindra, Army, APF granted AFC Club License

Machhindra Football Club, Tribhuvan Army Football Club and APF Football Club have been granted AFC Club License.

The First Instant Body (FIB) decided to grant the AFC Club License to three clubs.

The three clubs received the license for AFC Club Competitions for 2023/24. The license will be applicable for AFC Cup.

The clubs had also received the club licensing for the previous season.

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Preliminary squad for SAFF Championship 2023 announced

The initial squad for the upcoming SAFF Championship 2023 to be held in India from June 21 to July 4 has been announced.

Head coach Vincenzo Alberto Annese announced his 30 member squad on Tuesday.

Nepal have been drawn against hosts India, Kuwait and Pakistan in Group A of the Championship. Lebanon, Maldives, Bhutan and Bangladesh are in the other group.

Initial Squad:

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), Ashish Gurung (Manang Marsyangdi Club), Bikram Lama (Three Star Club), Rohit Chand (Persic Kedri), Simanta Thapa (Jawalakhel Youth Club), Anjal Maharjan (Friends Club)

Midfielders: Pujan Uperkoti (Machhindra Football Club), Arik Bista (Church Boys United), Nabin Lama (APF Football Club), Mani Kumar Lama (APF Football Club), Sudip Gurung (Satdobato Youth Club), Laken Limbu (Three Star Club), Avas Lamichhane (APF Football Club), Bishal Tamang (Jawalakhel Youth 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), Gillespye Jung Karki (Tribhuvan Army Football Club), Dinesh Henjan (Tribhuvan Army Football Club)

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Manang defeats Three Star, Satdobato lose again

Manang Marsyangdi Club defeated Three Star Club 1-0 to register their first win under new coach Bishnu Gurung in the Martyr's Memorial A Division League 2023 on Sunday.

In the match at ANFA Complex, Chetan Kumar Tharu scored the only goal of the match in the 38th minute. The win takes Manang's tally to 28 points from 22 games and are 10th in the table. Three Star are a place down with 26 points.

In the other match of the day, New Road Team defeated Royal Blue Satdobato Youth Club 2-1 at Chyasal Stadium.

Nicolas Serge Song and Sanam Sodemba Limbu scored the goals for NRT. Shiva Subedi pulled one back for Satdobato but could not prevent from losing their third consecutive game.

Song opened the scoring in the 66th minute before Limbu doubled it four minutes later. Subedi's goal for Satdobato came in the 81st minute.

The win propels NRT to eighth on the table with 29 points. Satdobato are sixth with 29 points.

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International Menstrual Hygiene Day marked with orientation programme

The International Menstrual Hygiene Day has been marked with an orientation and interaction programme with members and officials of the U-20 national women's team.

The day was marked by ANFA in coordination with WaterAid Nepal. ANFA Ex-Co member and Women's Committee Coordinator Sarila Shrestha Maleku, members and officials of the U-20 national women's team, Head of Grassroots Football Pankaj Shahi, Country Director of WaterAid Nepal Tripti Rai, Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnership Pratibedan Baidhya, Head of Policy and Advocacy Seema Rajouria, Program Policy Coordinator Saheli Maharjan were present in the programme.

Rajouria and Maharjan facilitated the programme.

The programme focused on menstruation and female athletes and issues they endure during periods.

It was an interactive and fruitful program that will help female players to speak out their concerns related to period. The program ended on a positive note and ANFA and WaterAid Nepal hopeful to further work in the sector of menstruation hygiene and health and WASH facilities in near future.

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