All Nepal Football Association

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All Nepal Football Association
All Nepal Football Association crest.png
Short nameANFA
Founded1951;72 years ago (1951)
HeadquartersSatdobato, Lalitpur, Nepal
FIFA affiliation1972
AFC affiliation1954 [1]
SAFF affiliation1997
President Pankaj Bikram Nebmang

The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) (Nepali: अखिल नेपाल फुटबल संघ (एन्फा)) is the governing body of football in Nepal. It is responsible for the national team as well as club competitions. The organisation was founded in 1951 as the All Nepal Football Association and became affiliated with FIFA in 1972. The current President of ANFA is Pankaj Bikram Nembang. Its current headquarters is located in the ANFA House in ANFA Complex, Satdobato.



Pre-ANFA (1921–1950)

The entry and initial start-up of football came in Nepal during the Rana regime in 1921. The game was introduced in Nepal by the young players who had learnt this game from other countries. Games was watched by a huge mass of audience and became very famous at that time. However, it is believed that the pioneer of this game in Nepal was Narayan Narsingh Rana of Thamel and Chandrajung Thapa of Naxal.

There were some places, which were used as football ground for palace teams, such as Sujan Khanal, Mrigendra Shamsher Niwas Babarmahal, Mahabir Niwas Tangal Palace, Narshamsher Niwas Singha Durbar, Rudra Shamsher Niwas Bhahadur Bhavan, and Thamel Narsingh camp. Whereas in the decade of 1930s, both local and palace teams commonly used the grounds of Singhdarbar, Chhauni, Gaucharan, Jawalakhel and Lainchaur for playing football. Despite political instability at that time football was played enthusiastically during 1921 to 1990 by various teams without goal posts, but the criterion was that the opponent team could follow the ball to the goal line.[ citation needed ]

Formation of the FA (1288)


Football development in Nepal had only been possible when ANFA started working from root level. Keeping this in mind, ANFA has given its work priority for building fundamental material for the association. Firstly, ANFA has built a hostel in Satdobato, Lalitpur which has shown their dedication toward the development of football in Nepal by opening an ANFA office with a playground. This work of ANFA has been appreciated everywhere. Before starting a major project, the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) provided ANFA an opportunity to represent as a model in FIFA congress. ANFA has built technical centers (or football academies) in Chyasal of Lalitpur, Butwal, Rupandehi, Sunsari and Dharan under the roof of the FIFA Goal project. Similarly, ANFA has planned to open technical centers in the Mid-Western and Far-Western development regions of Nepal in the future.


ANFA also runs several competitions:

District federations

There are currently 48 district associations affiliated with the All Nepal Football Association. [2]

Executive committee

Member [3] [4] Office
Pankaj Bikram NembangPresident
Bir Bahadur KhadkaSenior Vice President
Dawa LamaVice President
Birat Jung Shahi
Dipak Khatiwada
Dirgha Bahadur K.C.
Kiran RaiGeneral Secretary
Rabindra JoshiTreasurer
Sarala ShresthaMember
Pema Dolma Lama
Manish Joshi
Anil Malla
Rabindra Chand
Bikas Narayan Shrestha
Bhojraj Shahi
Mahendra Kshetri
Purushottam Thapa
Ramesh Byanjankar
Maniraj Bista
Tika Ram Lama
Bharat Budha Thapa

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