National league to resume, MMC meets Police on September 14


Laxmi Hyundai Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) will take on Nepal Police Club on September 14 when the Red Bull National League football tournament resumes at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato.

The tournament, which had been stalled following the April 25 earthquake, will resume nearly after five months.

Nepal Armed Police Force Club will play against Ruslan Three Star Club on the next day at the same venue. ANFA has revealed the fixtures of 10 matches of the league. Jhapa Football Club leads the standings with 16 points from eight matches, while APF Club is in the second position with 14 points from seven matches.

Likewise, Tribhuvan Army Club, which has played seven matches, is third with 11 points. MMC (11 points) and Three Star (11 points) are fourth and fifth respectively after playing six matches.

Nepal Police Club (sixth), Far Western Football Club (seventh) have seven points each from six and eight matches respectively. Morang Football Club is in the eighth and Jagadamba Lumbini FC is in the bottom of the standings. Both the teams have four points from eight matches.

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The ANFA has released the fixtures of 10 matches at the moment.

As per the decision made in meeting which had all the participating clubs and association involved, the possibility of shifting the venue upon requirement was agreed. In case the venue outside Kathamndu cannot host the match, both teams should be notified 72 hours prior to the match.

ANFA meeting with the nine participating clubs of the National League has decided to resume the league from Bhadra 18 (Sept. 4)

National League resumes Sept. 4

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July 9, 2015 – The All Nepal Football Association's (ANFA) meeting with the nine participating clubs of the National League has decided to resume the league from Bhadra 18 (Sept. 4).

With 40 matches left to play, the ANFA plans to end the league by (Ashoj 30) Oct. 17, before the Dashain festival.

The meeting chaired by ANFA President Ganesh Thapa/ CA Member also decided to give validity to the players registered in the club till the completion of the league to ease the participating clubs.

Regarding foreign players who have left the country after the earthquake on April 25, 2015 or whose contract has expired, it was agreed to re-sign the players as mentioned in clause 3 (sub-clause 6) in the 2068 regulation.

President Thapa requested all the officials to cope with the association at this time of crisis to complete the league in a successful way.

"The national league is a great start and we are confident that this will help a great deal in developing football in the country. The earthquake on April 25 and the untimely demise of acting president Lalit Krisha Shrestha has dealt a great blow to the football fraternity and I would like to request for a better coordination to make the league a success," he said.

Jhapa XI leads the standing with 16 points from eight matches. The last match of the league on April 25 was between Jhapa XI and Morang, which the former won by 5-1 margin at home.


Match Highlights | Armed Police Force 1-1 Nepal Army

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Nepal Army and APF played 1-1 draw

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Nabin Lama scored as Nepal Armed Police Force rallied to salvage a 1-1 draw against Tribhuvan Army Club in the Red Bull National League at the Dashrath Stadium on Thursday.

Nabin Lama cancelled out Deep Lama's 36th minute lead, curling his effort into the far post from the edge of the D-box to bag APF a point in their first outing in the Red Bull National League. His goal earned him the Man-of-the-match award.

Today's result means, Army climbed to the second spot in the standings with four points from two matches. Their position, however, can be occupied by Manang or Rupandehi, who take on each other on Friday. Both teams have three points each.

Army looked the better side in the first half against a lethargic looking APF side, who along with their opponents are just back from of their tour in mofussil tournaments. And the pressure paid off in the 36th minute when Navayug Shrestha's cross found on-rushing Deep Lama who wasted no time heading it past keeper Binay Shrestha.

APF, on the other hand, gradually gained momentum in the second half, with Anjan Bista and Rajan Bista combining well up front. Anjan was unlucky to see his attempt in the 67th minute deflect off Hiranay Magar into the cross bar. But, little did he know that his shot would paved the way for further dominance from APF as it just took them five minutes to get back in level terms through Nabin Lama who curled his shot into the far post beautifully past full-stretched Bikesh Kutu.

At the other end, Army nearly restored their lead in the 85th but Man Bahadur Tamang made a sliding tackle to deny Bharat Khawas from the goal-mouth.

Commenting on the match APF Coach Krishna Thapa said his team played as per his instructions, but Army were a better side, with a very strong starting lineup.

The team played as per my instructions but Army were a better side with a very good starting lineup. Anjan was unlucky to see his attempt deflect off the cross bar but at the same time we also had our share of luck when Man Bahadur denied Bharat Khawas from the goal line. We have a very young side and we get better with time," said APF coach Krishna Thapa.

Army coach Meghraj KC said that the match was a 50-50 affair and it turned out to be more competitive in the second half.

"We sent in Bharat Khawas only towards the end because of his minor injury. He will recover soon," said KC when asked why he had not started with Khawas.

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Match Highlights | Three Star Club 3-0 Far Western FC

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Three Star Club registered an impressive 3-0 win over Far-western Football Club in the Red Bull National League here at the Dasharath Stadium today.

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