Fact-finding taskforce formed over players-coach dispute


May 8, 2022


Fact-finding taskforce formed over players-coach dispute

KATHMANDU: All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has formed three-member taskforce under retired Major General of Nepali Army Victor Rana to find the facts regarding the dispute between players and coach.

The taskforce will include former Nepali international player and retired Major General Victor Rana, former Nepali international player Bidur Bista and Nepal National and International Players Association Vice President Dipak Thapa.

An emergency Executive Committee meeting on Sunday decided to form the Problem Identification and Recommendation Taskforce. The taskforce will have seven days to submit its report.

The taskforce will find the facts and give its suggestion to ANFA on the matter.

Ten members of the national team, currently in closed camp preparations for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers, had left the national team closed camp on April 26. In a memorandum to ANFA, the players had claimed they were asked to leave the camp and had informed the team officials about it.

Head coach Abdullah Almutairi had also sent a letter to ANFA General Secretary Indraman Tuladhar regarding the dispute.