Kathmandu, March 21
It has been three weeks that Nepal’s football body, the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), announced the appointment of Vincenzo Alberto Annese as the head coach of the Nepal national football team.
In these three weeks, ANFA has not only signed a one-year service contract with him but he has already begun training the team. Just on Tuesday, he announced Nepal’s final squad for the Prime Minister Three Nations Cup beginning tomorrow.
But he has yet to get the official appointment. He has yet to complete legal formalities such as obtaining a labour permit, according to an official of the National Sports Council.
As per section 15(J) of the National Sports Development Act, 2020, the appointment of any foreign sports coach should be approved by the Ministry of Sports, for which the appointing governing body should file a request through the National Sports Council.
But the council says it has submitted its request for the appointment of Vincenzo Alberto Annese as the football coach to the ministry, and a response is awaited.
Due to the same provision in the new law, the appointment of cricket coach Monty Desai was also delayed in January.