Ganesh Thapa dares ANFA brass to prove charges against himThapa has claimed that the accusations are all “baseless” and as such accusations have “tortured him and his family mentally and caused him grave injustice”.
Former ANFA president Ganesh Thapa has challenged Karma Tsering Sherpa, the current boss of Nepal's football government body, to prove all the allegations against him.
In a press conference on Wednesday, Thapa, who is facing a 10-year ban by world football governing body FIFA from all national and international football-related activities over corruption and bribery charges since 2015, dared the ANFA boss to prove all the 14 charges of misappropriation that Sherpa alleged against him at various times in the past.
Thapa’s challenge comes on the eve of the ANFA executive committee election, which is set for June 20, and amid reports of possibilities of Sherpa’s reelection to the top job. Sherpa, however, has not made any official announcement in this regard.
Thapa has claimed that the various accusations—that include embezzling 1.9 million dollar received under the FIFA goal project, illegally housing Rs80 million in the name of ANFA in the fixed deposit and lending out ANFA’s money at an interest of up 32 percent, depositing ANFA grants in family’s name, swindling Rs280 million collected from stadium, involvement in orange and sunami projects and misappropriating fund while building ANFA Complex—are all “baseless” and as such accusations have “tortured him and his family mentally and caused him grave injustice”.
Thapa has also warned Sherpa that he should face action if he failed to prove the charges.