All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) have many things to do..
They just can’t sit back and balance the number-of-equations. There are many things for them to sort out, at least if they want to achieve some good results in International arena.
AFC will organize Qualifying matches for AFC U-19 and U-16 categories next year. Some of the Nepal’s neighboring countries have already announced their squad (India did) en-route to the preparation of next year tournament. But, ANFA is in sleeping mood.
Yes, ANFA is running their much-criticized Football academy. The current batch of U-16 is probably going to be on the pitch in AFC U-19 qualifiers next year.
But, the question is – are we preparing well for those AFC U-16 and U-19 Qualifiers from right away?. The answer is NO.
ANFA should also announce the squad now picking some good talents from the local tournaments like Coca Cola Cup, for U-19 and U-16 and keep them in close camp.
It would be ten-on-ten if ANFA hires good foreign coaches for the junior colts.
Yes, undoubtedly, ANFA had good academy players from its first batch. But, from then, the academy has become a platform for critism for not brining good results in the international tournaments, except in Football festivals.
Now, it is the right time to think seriously and start preparation for the next year AFC U-19 and U-16 Qualifiers.