The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) is all set to host the ANFA Cup Football Tournament on September 2 to 10, 2014 at Dasharath Stadium, Tripureswor in Kathmandu.
All the preparations have been completed for the tournament, says ANFA in a press meet in the capital on Sunday.
Altogether eight teams including two teams from outside valley will vie for the title of the tournament.
Manang Marsyangdi Club (MMC), Three Star Club (TSC), Armed Police Force (AFP) and Jhapa Football Club (JFC) are placed in Group ‘A’ while Nepal Police Club (NPC), Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC), Sankata Club and Morang Football Club (MFC) are in Group ‘B’ of the tournament.
The winning team will bag Rs 1 million along with trophy while the first runner-up will get Rs 500,000. Similarly, the two semi-finalists will receive Rs 100,000 each.
The governing body of football will also reward the best forward, mid-fielder, defender, goalkeeper and coach over the tournament with Rs 50,000 each. The beast player of the tournament will also get a motorbike.
ANFA is organising the event with internal resources and funding, according to ANFA vice-president Lalit Krishna Shrestha.
The estimated cost for organising the tournament is Rs 4 million, says Shrestha.
ANFA has also decided to provide Rs 50,000 each to all the participating teams as preparation cost.
Similarly, ANFA will bear the accommodation and food expenses for the teams coming from outside the valley.
According to the tie-sheet unveiled by the association, MMC and JFC will take on each other in the inaugural match of the tournament, while APF will take on Three Star in the second day on September 3 under Group ‘A’.
In the Group ‘B’ matches, Army will take on Police on September 4 and Sankata and Morang will compete on September 5.
Similarly, the semi-final matches are scheduled for September 7 and 8 and the final will be held on September 10.
Meanwhile, ANFA has also fixed the ticket rate at Rs 100 for open parapet and Rs 300 for VIP parapet while the football fans have to pay Rs 200 and Rs 500, respectively, for semi-finals and the final matches.
As the Dasharath Stadium is under maintenance, the tickets will be limited, says ANFA. “The parapets at north and VIP will be available for the audience.”