FIFA/MA Goalkeeping Course kicks off
KATHMANDU, Aug 8: A five-day long FIFA/MA Goalkeeping Course kicked off on Sunday at Godavari, Lalitpur, for the initial time within the country. The course organized by All Nepal Football Association beneath the aegis of FIFA, the world football governing body, saw participation of 27 trainees from across the country. FIFA/AFC Goalkeeping Instructor Amur Al Bartamani from Oman is conducting the course.
The inauguration ceremony of the course also saw ANFA Acting President Narendra Shrestha and Vice President Karma Tsering Shrepa share same forum for the first time considering that the latter was reinstated following FIFA and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) directives on June 1. Sherpa, who headed the rebel faction of ANFA was reinstated eight months following his suspension by the establishment faction under President Ganesh Thapa.
Thapa is currently serving a 10-year ban imposed by FIFA on September 28 last year.
Shrestha thanked FIFA for awarding the course. "This is the initial time we're holding such form of course and I believe that all of the participants will make the very best out of it. We are doing every thing from our aspect to organize such courses so that our technical manpower might be certified sufficient to groom our players," he said.
FIFA/AFC Instructor Al Bartamani mentioned, "Asian nations are on par using the rest of your world, however the purpose we've got not been capable to attain accomplishment like them is simply because of commitment. We need tremendous tough function to attain results."