By a Staff Reporter
Kathmandu – The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and Nepal Sports & Events Management (NSEM) on Tuesday jointly announced that they have reached an 8-year-long agreement regarding the conduction of the Nepal Super League (NSL).
The first edition of NSL took place amidst the Covid-19 outbreak, at a closed door. Following the grand success of the first edition, the NSEM was all set to begin the second edition of the Nepal Super League earlier in April. As a part of the competition, the Players’ Auction successfully concluded on March 4 with the participating teams getting the payers of their choice.
However, the competition got halted as Nepal’s top-tier league clubs forced ANFA not to permit NSEM to conduct NSL. The clubs were unsatisfied with the previous agreement that took place between ANFA and NSEM.
The new agreement has been signed by ANFA & NSEM for the next eight years. As per the agreement, NSEM will pay an amount of Rs 172.1 million to ANFA. NSEM Chairperson Ashrayata Karki Chaudhary also handed over a cheque of Rs 15 million to ANFA General Secretary Kiran Rai for the first season of NSL.
Moreover, other clauses of the agreement have not been disclosed. 10 teams are set to compete in the second edition of NSL. With defending champion Kathmandu Rayzrs, Dhangadi FC, Lalitpur City FC, Butwal Lumbini FC, Pokhara Thunders, FC Chitwan, Jhapa FC, Sporting Ilam De Mechi FC, and Birgunj United will vie for the title of the second edition of Nepal Super League.