The All Nepal Football Associationís 12th Annual General Assembly held on Sunday approved an estimated budget of Rs 180 million for the fiscal year 2068/69.
KATHMANDU, DEC 19 -
The All Nepal Football Associationís 12th Annual General Assembly held on Sunday approved an estimated budget of Rs 180 million for the fiscal year 2068/69. The approved budget is almost double of what was spent in the previous year.
Fundings from the world football governing body, Fifa, and the Asian Football Confederation make up almost a quarter of the approved amount, including Rs 30.2 million from FIFA and Rs 10 million from AFC.
Of the total amount, a huge share has been allocated to the AFC Challenge Cup to be held in Kathmandu in March next year, stacking up a hefty sum of Rs 60.8 million, while the money to be spent on development and maintenance of infrastructure has been hugely overlooked, with just Rs 700,000 set aside for it.
The association also unveiled its yearly calendar, featuring 36 programmes. For probably the first time, womenís football has occupied a significant portion on the list of events, with more than five programmes in the offing. Another major highlight of the assembly was the addition of two more districts to the existing 40 affiliated ones and the announcement of cash incentives to Nepal skipper Sagar Thapa for the stunning goal he scored against Bangladesh in the Saff Championship. Thapaís free-kick from almost the centre line in the dying minutes of the match gave Nepal a 1-0 victory over their opponents after 18 years, garnering praises from international pundits.
Thapa will be getting Rs 50,000 from Ministry for Youth and Sports and another Rs 100,000 from Mega Bank. Minister for Youth and Sports Kamala Roka praised the team for their effort and announced the award for Thapa at the programme, while the honour to be bestowed from Mega Bank was confirmed by Anfa President Ganesh Thapa.National Sports Council Member Secretary Yuvaraj Lama vowed to play a leading role in the development of the sport in the country.