Referee committee formed under Chand's chairmanship

The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has a formed a referee committee under the chairmanship of Ex.Co member Ganesh Bahadur Chand.
The ANFA Ex.Co meeting on Poush 26 had taken a decision to appoint Chand as the chairman of the committee as per ANFA Statue article No. 48.1.4.
The committee comprises of:
Chairman: Ganesh Bahadur Chand
Vice Chairman: Surendra Sikhrakar
Member: Amrit Shah
Member: Kiran Giri
Member: Kalpana Sharma
-ANFA Media



Manang Marshyangdi and APF registered win

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Laxmi Hyundai Manang Marshyangdi Club registered a 2-0 win over Jagadamba Lumbini Football Club in a Red Bull National league match played at ANFA Complex on Saturday.

In a match held at Laxmimarg Football Ground, Dagihat, Nepal APF Club defeated Buddha Air Morang FC by 4-1 after APF's skipper Ganesh Lawati scored a hat-trick. Lawati opened the scoring in the 21st minute of the match and doubled his personal and team's tally in the 43rd minute. Lawati completed his hattrick in the 47th minute to put the team 3-0 ahead. Anjan Bista scored the fourth goal for the team in 66th minute of the match. Nishan Limbu scored a consolation for Morang late in the 84th minute of the match.

In the match held at Satdobato, the first half ended goal less with both the teams not offering as much attacking flair as expected prior to the game. Lumbini sat back to hold the Manang team with 5 defenders and they succeeded in their approach.

The second half was different from the first with Manang producing even more chances. MMC's attempt to go up front finally paid off as Rupesh KC put the team in front with a well taken goal in the 55th minute. KC controlled the lofted pass from Dodoz with his left foot and chipped it towards the goal with his right after goalkeeper Dilip Chettri advanced to block the shot.

Manang kept on attacking on goal and Dodoz came close to score in the 71st minute. His effort from just inside the box deflected off defenders and hit the crossbar. Manang were close to double the lead in the first minute of injury time but Ravi Silwal cleared Anil Gurung's effort from goalline to keep the margin to 1. However on the fourth minute of injury time, Silwal failed to block Gurung's shot and Anil grabbed MMC's second goal to put the team 2-0 up. Anil received the ball from Bishal Rai and fired in the shot after couple of touches which beat both the defender and goalkeeper Dilip Chhetri.

Birthday boy Biraj Maharjan was adjudged the man of the match for his excellent performance throughout the game.

Karna Limbu's double takes Jhapa back to the top

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Rumpum Jhapa-XI Football Club beat Tribhuvan Army Club 2-1 and reclaimed the top spot in the Red Bull National League in Surunga of Jhapa grounds on Friday.

With the win, Jhapa climbed at the top of the standing with 21 from 12 matches, replacing Ruslan Three Star Club, who have 19 points from 10 games. Army remained unmoved at third with 17 points. Laxmi Hyundai Manang Marshyangdi Club are next with 16 from nine matches.

The match between Jhapa and TAC, which was originally scheduled for Thursday, was postponed because of wet field at the Domalal grounds. The home side took the lead in the third minute of the match when they earned the penalty and Karna Limbu converted from the spot.

Limbu doubled the tally 11 minutes later when he netted his second goal of the match following a corner kick from Prabesh Katuwal.

The Armymen, who had a chance to go to the summit with a win, pressed hard for goals and got one back in the 90th minute. Tanka Karki released a long for Jitendra Karki, who controlled the ball and slotted home but it was too late for them to stage a comeback.

Buddha Air Morang FC will take on Nepal APF Club at the Laxmi Marg grounds in Morang, while Jagadamba Lumbini FC are up against MMC at the ANFA Complex in Lalitpur.

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Photo: Jhapa XI FC FB

Morang players, officials suspended



The All Nepal Football Association disciplinary committee headed by Mahesh Bista has decided to suspend three players and three officials of the Buddha Air Morang Football Club from all football related activities for manhandling match officials in their home match against Ruslan Three Star Club in Laxmi Marga, Dangi Hath, on Thursday.

The three players – Tek Bahadur Limbu (Jersey No. 10), Surendra Thapa (Jersey No. 21), Sunil Khadka (Jersey No. 26) – have been suspended from for 18 months starting today, while Morang officials – Parash Chaudhary (Team Coach) and Chuman Basnet (Team Manager) have been suspended for 1 year.

Likewise, team's assistant coach Manish Timilsina has been suspended for 2 years while the team has been fined NRs. 50,000 [Fifty Thousand].

The disciplinary committee's decision is based on the tournament regulation's section 2 (Disciplinary Law and Procedure – Rule No. 20, Sub rule No. 5)

According to reports produced by the match commissioner, referee assessor, the referee in charge and the doctor, referee Sudish Pandey and the assistant referees -- Madhav KC and Bikram Chaudhary -- were manhandled and verbally abused by the three aforementioned players and the three said officials. Their behaviour also provoked the home crowd.

Top guns register big victories

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Laxmi Hyundai Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) thrashed Sudur Biscut Far-west FC 6-0, while Nepal Police Club (NPC) thumped Jagadamba Lumbini FC 4-1 in the Red Bull National League at the ANFA Complex grounds today.

Ruslan Three Star Club (TSC) came from behind to beat Morang FC 4-1 at Laxmi Marg grounds riding on a hat-trick from Santosh Sahukhala and a goal from Olawale after Tek Bahadur Limbu had put the home side ahead.

The match between Tribhuvan Army Club and Jhapa-XI was postponed due to wet outfield at Domalal Stadium in Jhapa. The match will now be held in Surunga after both the teams agreed to shift.

After the day's results, TSC climbed to the top of the table with 19 points from 10 matches, while MMC moved up to fourth with 16 points from nine games. NPC remained unmoved at the seventh spot with 12 points, while Lumbini are eighth with eight points and Morang remained at the bottom of the standing with six points.

In an one-sided affair, substitute Deepak Rai scored a brace, while Rupesh KC, Bishal Rai, Dodoz and Anil Gurung netted one each. MMC took the lead through Rupesh KC's goal in the 27th minute, who fired home from the box after a pass from Sujal Shrestha.

Unmarked Bishal Rai slotted home from six yards to double the tally in the 37th minute after Far-west goalkeeper Dev Limbu failed to clear the ball. Dodoz extended the lead in the first half injury time when he beat off-side trap to head home following a free kick from Bishal Rai. MMC netted two more goals in the second half. Skipper Anil Gurung scored in an open post in the 55th minute after being fed by Sushil KC, while Deepak Rai came off the bench and scored two goals to complete the rout.

Rai, who replaced Sushil KC, scored his first goal seven minutes later when his strike from the edge of the area kissed the nets. Fed by Shiva Shrestha, Rai completed the rout in the injury time with an easy goal from close range.

MMC coach Raju Kaji Shakya was satisfied with the result but was not happy with the players' attitude. "We should have scored many goals but the players started shooting randomly after getting comfortable lead," he said. "This is not good for the game. As a coach, I want the development of Nepali football and the players' attitude today was negative."

Far-west coach Kiran Shrestha said that their players were not ready for the match. "We went to the eastern region to play two away matches and the lengthy travel took its toll on the players," Shrestha said. Far-west played two matches on September 19 and 21 in Morang and Jhapa before coming to Kathmandu for the clash.

In the day's second match, NPC thumped Lumbini riding on a hat-trick from Binod Karki and a goal from Bharat Shah. Lumbini got to the scoresheet, thanks to an own goal from NPC goalkeeper Ritesh Thapa. Karki scored his first goal in the 32nd minute when he chipped over Lumbini goalie Manoj Gurung after receiving the ball from skipper Jumanu Rai. Fed by Bharat Shah, Karki doubled the tally in the 45th minute scoring from the box.

Bharat Shah made it 3-0 moments before the break with a clinical finish after beating off-side trap. Lumbini were gifted with an own goal in the 49th minute when from NPC custodian Thapa put the ball into his own nets after defender Bijay Dhimal gave an unsuccessful chase to a back pass. Karki completed his hat-trick in the 54th minute scoring in an unattended post.

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