Kathmandu, March 1
Nepal’s national football governing body All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) says it has appointed Italian Vincenzo Alberto Annese as the head coach of the Nepal national football team.
An ANFA executive committee meeting held on Wednesday made the decision, according to the association.
Earlier, ANFA had invited applications for the head coach in an open call and received 168 applications. The Recruitment Committee then shortlisted 20 applicants.
Italian 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.