Kathmandu, March 13
Nepal’s national football governing body All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has signed a one-year service contract with Italian Vincenzo Alberto Annese, who is recently appointed as the head coach of the Nepal national football team.
ANFA says it signed the contract with Annese on Sunday.
His first job will be to prepare the Nepal football team for the Prime Minister Three Nations Cup involving Bhutan and Laos. In the next few months, the team will also play the SAFF Championship and AFC Asian Cup as well as a qualifier for the FIFA World Cup.
Earlier this month, Annese was appointed to the position.
Italian Vincenzo Alberto Annese holds the UEFA Pro License certificate and was the head coach of North East United in the Indian Super League. He also guided Gokulam Kerala FC to two league titles.
The 38-year-old was also the head coach of the Belize national football team for a year in 2019. Annese is fluent in Italian, English, Spanish, Russian and Indonesian.
The position was vacant since September 2022 following the resignation of Abdullah Al Mutairi after a lot of controversy about his competence in handling the team.