Anfa says FIFA’s action against Ganesh Thapa is 'purely personal'

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Nov 21, 2015-

All Nepal Football Association (Anfa) has said the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA)’s decision to ban Anfa’s President Ganesh Thapa is ‘purely personal’. Anfa made such remark while furnishing reply to National Sports Council (NSC).

The world football governing body Fifa had, on November 16, imposed the suspension on Anfa President Thapa with immediate effect and a fine of 20,000 Swiss Francs (Rs 20.97 million) for ‘solicitation and acceptance of cash payments from another football official, for both personal and family gain’.

NSC had, on Wednesday, sought clarification from Anfa within three days. Anfa furnished reply on Thursday, it has been learnt.

NSC press advisor Rohit Dahal said, “Anfa has said in its letter that FIFA’s suspension is related to relation between Thapa and Mohammad Bin Hamam’s (AFC’s former President who is under life time suspension). The suspension is purely related to Ganesh Thapa only.

Anfa has also mentioned in its letter that the nomination of its senior vice president Narendra Shrestha as Anfa’s acting president is in line with Anfa’s charter.

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Published: 21-11-2015 11:21

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