Fixtures for U16 and U19 SAFF championships released

The fixtures for the SAFF U-16 Championship in Bhutan from September 1-10 and SAFF U-19 Championship in Nepal from September 21-30 have been announced.

Nepal will face Bangladesh on September 3 in their opening match of the SAFF U-16 Championship. The match will kick-off at 6:45 PM NST at Changlimithang Stadium in Bhutan. Nepal's second match will be against India on Septermber 5 at 2:45 PM NST at the same stadium.

In the SAFF U-19 Championship, hosts Nepal will play against Pakistan at 5:30 pm at Dasharath Stadium on September 21. India and Bangladesh will play in the curtain raiser in the same day at 1:30 pm.

Nepal's second match will be against Maldives on September 25 at 1:30 pm.

Read more


Draws for SAFF U-16 and U-19 Championships held

The draw for SAFF U-16 and U-19 Championship to be held in Bhutan and Kathmandu respectively have been held on Saturday.

Nepal have been drawn alongside India and Bangladesh in the SAFF U-16 Championship in Bhutan from September 1-10. Bhutan, Maldives and Pakistan are drawn in the other group. the top two teams will qualify for the semi-finals from each group.

Similarly, the draw for the SAFF U-19 Championship in Kathmandu from September 21-30 has also been held. Nepal face Maldives and Pakistan in Group A of the draw while India, Bhutan and Bangladesh are drawn in the other group.

Read more


Trials for U-19 selection announced

All Nepal Football Association has announced trials for the selection of U-19 players for SAFF U-19 Championship to be held in Kathmandu.

A letter sent to districts from ANFA states the first round of trials will be held in districts from July 26 to August 1. The players selected from the districts will take part in provincial trails from August 4 to 8. The final round of selection will be held in Kathmandu from August 11 to 15.

Players born on and after January 1, 2005 (Poush 17, 2061 BS onwards) can take part in the selection.

The SAFF U-19 Championship will be held in Kathmandu from September 21-30.

Read more


Nepal win friendly series against Bangladesh on penalties

Nepal won the friendly women's football series against Bangladesh after a 4-2 victory on penalties on Sunday.

Substitute goalkeeper Anjana Rana Magar saved two penalties as Nepal claimed the FIFA International Women's Football Series 2023 trophy.

After a goalless 90 minutes, Nepal's Sabitra Bhandari and Hira Kumari Bhujel scored the first two goals for Nepal. While Shamsunnahar scored, Magar saved the penalty from Shuli Azim.

Magar stepped up to take up the third penalty but hit the crossbar.  Maria Manda's shot was also saved by Magar. Dipa Shahi and Monika Chakma scored each for Nepal and Bangladesh before Anita KC sealed the victory.

The victorious team will now return to Nepal on Monday.

Read more