Nepal’s new football coach is American by law, and he doesn’t have a labour permit to work here

Nepal's new football coach Pradip Humagain
Nepal’s new football coach Pradip Humagain

Kathmandu, August 19

Nepal’s new football coach Pradip Humagain is found to have begun his job without completing the legal procedures required for this.

Humagain, despite being a Nepali by origin, has already obtained United States citizenship. Nepal’s football-governing body, All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), had called him from the US to work as an interim coach in absence of the controversial head coach, Abdullah Al Mutairi.

It means Humagain was required to obtain, besides an appointment from and contract with ANFA, an additional labour permit from the government authority. However, he has not received the permit yet.

Humagain himself confessed this during a press meet in Kathmandu on Thursday, but he began training on Thursday itself.

ANFA General Secretary Kiran Rai says ANFA has initiated the procedure for a labour permit, but it is yet to be completed. Rai says further formalities will be carried out after receiving the permit.

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