ANFA to submit bid to host 2022 SAFF Women’s ChampionshipSAFF had proposed Nepal to hold the women’s championship from August 12-24 at a virtual extraordinary Congress in January this year.
All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) will officially submit its bid to hold the SAFF Women’s Champions 2022 in Kathmandu at the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Congress, which is set to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from July 2.
“ANFA general Secretary Kiran Rai will officially table ANFA’s proposal to hold the SAFF Women’s Championship in Kathmandu during the SAFF Congress,” ANFA said in its website on Thursday.
Rai, accompanied by ANFA ex co-member Bikash Narayan Shrestha and ‘A’ Division League club New Road Team president Sundar Narsingh Joshi, flew to Dhaka on Thursday.
SAFF had proposed Nepal to hold the women’s championship from August 12-24 at a virtual extraordinary Congress in January this year.
The virtual Congress had also revised the competition calendar for 2022.
According to the revised calendar, SAFF U-18 Women's Championship will be held from March 15-26 in India. India will also hold the SAFF U-20 Championship from July 25 to August 5. The SAFF U-17 Championship will be held in Sri Lanka from September 5-16.
The July Congress will also discuss issues related to football development among SAFF members.
Nepal hosted the SAFF Women’s Championship for the first time in 2019 in Biratnagar city. Nepal lost to India 3-1 in the final match. Nepal have reached the final four times but have come short each time.
India have won all five editions of the championship.