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Nepal football controversy: ANFA to investigate

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Nepal’s national football team. Photo: ANFA

Kathmandu, May 4

Nepal’s governing body for football, the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), has decided to investigate the incident involving national team players and coach Albullah Al Mutairi.

On April 27, 10 players of the national team had left the camp after arguments with Al Mutairi. The coach has already called in new players to replace them.

The players since then have been meeting high-ranking officials of Nepali sports pleading their case and asking for action against Al Mutairi, who on Sunday wrote to ANFA stating he had forgiven the players who left but was not going to take them to the Asian Cup Qualifiers 2023.

With a lot happening, ANFA was mum about it. The players had time and again called on the football-governing body to take action, but their voices were not heard. Following that, the players, on Monday, met Minister for Youth and Sports Maheswar Jung Gahatraj asking him to help them. On Tuesday, they met Tanka Lal Ghising, member secretary of the National Sports Council, asking him to conduct a fair investigation.

ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa tells Onlinekhabar that the decision about reinstating the players who left camp will be made after the investigation team prepares its report.

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