The All Nepal Football Association and Plan International Nepal have teamed up to organize a U-17 girls' competition on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child. The tournament entitled BIAAG (Because I am a Girl) Cup U-17 Football will be held in Chandranighapur-4 of Rahuthat district from Oct. 11 to 19.
Girls belonging to U-17 age groups from 12 district affiliated with ANFA — Jhapa, Morang, Taplejung, Sarlahi, Rahuthat, Makawanpur, Bara, Nawalparasi, Banke, Kailali, Kanchanpur and Kathmandu -- will participate in the tournament. The teams will compete in two groups on league-cum-knock-out basis; winners from each group will play the semifinals and finals of the tournament. The winning team will be declared as "BIAAG Champion 2014".
ANFA Vice President Lalit Krishna Shrestha said that ANFA had chosen the 12 districts because five of the participating districts fall in the working area of Plan.
" This contract is just for a year but Plan will extend it depending on the success of this tourament. The tournament will help us develop women's football in the country," he said.
Winning team: Trophy, medals and cash prize of Rs.100,000 (Rs. One hundred thousand)
First Runner Up: Trophy, medals and cash prize of Rs. 50,000 (Rs. Fifty thousand)
Both teams playing semi-final: (per team): Rs. 25,000 (Rs. Twenty Five thousand)
Best Goalkeeper: Rs. 5,000 (Rs. Five thousand)
Best Defense: Rs. 5,000 (Rs. Five thousand)
Best Forwards: Rs. 5,000 (Rs. Five thousand)
Best Midfield: Rs. 5,000 (Rs. Five thousand)
Best Coach: Rs. 5,000 (Rs. Five thousand)
The best team and players of the BIAAG Cup will get various opportunities in the different age-group football competitions organized by ANFA next year. We are confident that the best players will demonstrate their skills in the tournaments organized by Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The expected expenditures for the tournament is Rs. 2,433,800(Rs. Two million four hundred thirty three thousand and eight hundred) and Plan International has provided financial assistance of Rs. 1,500,000 (Rs. 1.5 million).ANFA