ANFA shortlists 18 players for U12 Football Festival

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ANFA has revealed the list of 18 players of U12 squad for the Football Festival to be held in South Korea in August.

The nationwide selection process which featured over thousands of players was completed today. 670 players took part in the two-day selection period which started on Sunday at ANFA Complex, Satdobato. The players who came through preliminary selection in respective districts were also present in the selection.

167 players featured in second round which was later cut down to 54. The final list of 18 player was listed after a final phase of selection. The final list of 12 players will be revealed before travelling to Korea for the Festival.

The players in the shortlist are:

Dipesh Gurung from Kathmandu

Ayush Shrestha from Kathmandu

Pradip Lamsal from Palpa

Nitesh Singh Bam from Chitwan

Sanskar Karki from Chitwan

Sujal Shrestha from Makwanpur

Kushal Pariyar from Kaski

Sanjok KC from Kaski

Netra Karki from Kathmandu

Sworup Thapa from Kathamndu

Samir Shrestha from Kathmandu

Sandesh Devkota from Kaski

Sakriya Basnet from Morang

Managya Nakarmi from Kathmandu

Yubaraj Thapa from Banke

Abhinab Thapa from Banke

Bimal Tamang from Kathmandu

Hardik Paudel from Kathmandu

ANFA picks junior squads, U-16 to participate in SAFF C’ships


The All Nepal Football Association on Friday finalised the U-14 and U-16 squads for the ANFA Academy.

A total of 47 players — 16 in U-14 and 31 in U-16 — have been picked following the two-day final selection that ended on Friday, the ANFA informed in a release. "The final list comprises previous academy players and newly selected ones from the nationwide trials. The selection process began in early April but the final selection was postponed due to the April 25 earthquake."

The release added: "Some of the U-14 players, who took part in recently held AFC U-14 Regional Festival of Football in Tajikistan have also been included in U-16 Academy. The U-16 academy players will represent Nepal in the upcoming SAFF U-16 Championship after further selection." The players will be kept at the residential ANFA Academy, which will take care of the footballers.

The players in U-16 Academy are:

Arpan Karki

Sandesh Gurung

Akash Ranabhat

Ujjwal Limbu

Roman Limbu

Bidur Rijal

Laxman Pariyar

Rajan Gurung

Asim Bhushal

Pawan Karki

Abhishek Verma

Anos Thapa Magar

Suman Aryal

Ujjwal Mahat

Ashish KC

Abhishek Rijal

Dewas Urow

Manish Karki

Sesesang Angdenday Limbu

Sanjoy Rai

Aric Bista

Anil Maharjan

Jaya Gurung

Bikash Ale

Ashok Thapa

Rajiv Lopchan

Rejin Subba

Dinesh Yonjon

Prizan Tamang

Rajesh Pariyar

Chitiz G.D.

Similarly, the players selected in U-14 Academy are:

Amrit Gurung

Dinesh Murmur

Abhoshek Bohara

Ajay Shahi

Sujan Sharma

Ganesh Pun Magar

Bishal Basnet

Suraj Shahi

Anish Thapa

Ashish Pariyar

Bibek Chaudhary

Surya Adhikari

Bikash Khawas

Nitin Thapa Magar

Dipson Raut

Darshan Gurung

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12-year-old Nepali footballer to train at Manchester United


Daniel David Katwal, son of famous hair-stylist Neil David Katwal, is travelling to London to attend a week-long training at the English Premier League side Manchester United.

The training will be held from July 5-10.

According to the Manchester United Soccer Schoool's schedule, the camp for the 12-14 years group will start at Denstone College on July and finish at Old Trafford on July 10.

The School's Senior Football Training Camps offer a comprehensive coaching programme, modelled on MUFC Academy training, and are designed to challenge young athletes to progressively develop their skills and confidence.

The 12-year-old footballer had earlier attended a two-month training camp in Bangkok under former Liverpool Football Club player Kevin Watt. Katwal was highly rated by the coach then.


Katwal is currently training under former Nepal national team skipper Raju Kaji Shakya at National Football Academy in Shankhamul.

After the Manchester United training, Katwal will travel to Italy at the end of 2015 to take part in another training camp.

Subroto Football Tournament: ANFA Academy U-14 crash out of Subroto


ANFA Academy U-14 crashed out of Subrato International Football Championship after going down to Mizoram Team 2-0 on Friday.

Having won both their group matches against Sainik School and Chattisgarh, ANFA Academy U-14 had to beat Mizoram State Team to go through the second round, but Mizoram proved to a tough nut to crack. With the win, Mizoram qualified as the winner of group C. Only one team from the group qualifies to the next round.

Subroto Football Tournament: ANFA Academy U-14 hammer Sainik School, India

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ANFA Academy U-14 thrashed Chattisgarh 15-0 in the Subroto Football Tournament in Delhi on Thursday.

Rajib Lopchan scored five goals, Anil Maharjan netted three, Rejin Subba also scored a hat-trick. Darshan Gurung, Bijaya Chaudhary, Jay Gurung and Niraj Maharjan were on the scoresheet with one goal each.

Wednesday ANFA Academy U-14 hammered Sainik School, India, 5-1 in their opening group 'C' match in the Subroto Football Tournament being held in Delhi.