ANFA president faces no-confidence motionAmong 86 voting right holder members, 49 have signed the no-confidence motion that was first emailed to senior vice president Bir Bahadur Khadka and later submitted the original copy in person.
A group of dissatisfied members of the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) filed a no-confidence motion against ANFA President Pankaj Bikram Nembang at the ANFA headquarters in Satdobato on Monday.
The group comprising former ANFA president Karma Tsering Sherpa, former general secretary Indraman Tuladhar, high ranking officials of A, B and C division clubs and member district associations have filed the no confidence motion demanding president Pankaj Bikram Nembang and general secretary Kiran Rai be sacked.
Among 86 voting right holder members, 49 have signed the no-confidence motion that was first emailed to senior vice president Bir Bahadur Khadka and later submitted the original copy in person. Nembang was elected the football governing body president on June 21 last year.
Tuladhar, who is also the president of A division outfit Sankata, said that they submitted the application to Khadka as the president would be suspended immediately after the no-confidence motion is filed.
“We submit this application as per the Article 36 (3) of the statue that requires at least signatures of 40 percent members of ANFA calling for an extraordinary congress. We inform that the congress will have agendas of sacking president Nembang and general secretary Rai,” states the application submitted to Khadka.
They have demanded that the extraordinary congress be called within a month from the date of submission of the application as per the statute of the football governing body.
In the application they have claimed that the ANFA president and general secretary were heading in the direction to ruin Nepali football and their continuity in the position would further damage Nepali football. “Current president and general secretary have seriously violated the ANFA statute multiple times after more than a year in the office,” states the application also mentioning 21 point allegations against the duo.
ANFA establishment faction were themselves blamed for the no-confidence motion as they forcefully tried to call a virtual extraordinary congress against the group’s demand to conduct it in person.
“We were forced to file the application after ANFA ignored the request of the majority of members to call the extraordinary congress physically,” said Sherpa. “They not just ignored the majority, but also tried to influence members financially, making a mockery of ANFA statute.”
The football governing body’s special congress called virtually on Sunday was postponed after it did not meet the quorum and was rescheduled for Monday. Only 38 among 86 members attended the virtual meeting on Sunday with only an agenda of nominating the auditor for the fiscal year.