"Football is a game of mistakes and the most effective way to hone one’s skills is by watching as many matches as possible." Hari Khadka ,Legendary Footballer
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- Published on Thursday, 16 October 2014 15:46
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Oct. 15- Former Nepal international and Nepal Police Club assistant coach Hari Khadka is of the view that watching as many matches as possible is the best way for a coach to hone one's skills.
Khadka, who returned home after attaining an advanced B level coaching course from Deutscher Fusball- Bund, says that football is a game of mistakes and the most effective way to hone one's skills is by watching as many matches as possible.
"By watching matches, you get an idea of the various strategies that are being used in the game. It important to put into practice what you have learnt the next day," he says. "We often talk about various formations but in a match the formations are changing from time to time. We must learn that art."
Talent identification is another point that Khadka stresses. Of the various things he learnt in the three-week course, participated by coaches from 29 countries, Khadka was impressed by the German's emphasis on talent identification. He says that it is important to spend more time scouting players from various tournaments and holding a competition between the scouted players.
" When it comes to football development a lot of things depend on easily accessibility to playing grounds. This is where we lack. But whenever we scout players, it is important for us to hold competition between them so we can get the best out of them. This is not a difficult thing to do," says Khadka, who has been given the responsibility of the ANFA U-14 team, which he will take charge after the Tihar holidays.
"We often compare our players, coaches and our success with other teams that we see on television, but we have to realize how much effort they have put in just to get there," he adds.
Khadka is also assisting Nepal head coach Jack Stefanowski in the national team
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- Published on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 00:55
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Jack Stefanowski and Richard Orlowski have arrived in Kathmandu on Monday as the head coach and assistant coach respectively for the Nepal national football team. The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has confirmed that both Polish national has been officially appointed for a year.
Stefanowski, 37, is a former national team assistant coach of Puerto Rico and has 14 years of professional experience in the national, NCAA Collegiate and youth level, developing field players and goalkeepers by creating an ideal training environment. Orlowski, 54, is the assistant coach of Stefandwski. Head coach will be paid $8,000 per month, as salary while the assistant coach will be given $3,000 per month. The arrival of a foreign coach is a part of the agreement between ANFA and Plus One, US-based sports kit manufacturer.
Speaking with the journalist at TIA the Polish duo has said they aim to make Nepal the best team in South Asia. They have watched videos of Nepal’s performance and feel that Nepal plays beautiful football and keeps ball position but lacks good finishing.
Orlowski stressed on the need for good strikers and will evaluate the players in the ongoing Martyr’s Momorial Red Bull A Division League and prepare for the friendly match against Pakistan on February.
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- Published on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 16:57
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23 November 2011
NEPAL climbed one position up in the Coca-Cola FIFA ranking announced on 23 November. Nepal moved to 143rd position out of the 201 ranked countries with 177 points.
Bangladesh tops the ranks in South Asian region. Bangladesh is in 142nd rank with 181 points. India lies in the third position of the table with 119 points. Pakistan is ranked in 174th position with 87 points. Sri Lanka is ranked two ranks below with 85 points. Afghanistan lies in the 7th position of South Asian countries with 77 points. Bhutan lies in the 198th position with just 6 points.
FIFA and AFC Ranking Prior SAFF Championship