By a Staff Reporter
Kathmandu – Four central members of the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) have called for an executive committee meeting of the football governing body to discuss the dispute between chief coach Abdullah Al Mutairi and ten senior players who were told to leave the training camp recently.
Such initiative was taken by ANFA’s Senior Vice President Pankaj Bikram Nembang.
Nepmbang, along with ANFA Vice President Krishna Bahadur Thapa, Bir Bahadur Khadka and executive committee member Dawa Lama on Friday urged ANFA President Karma Chiring Sherpa to summon an executive committee meeting to discuss the issue.
Handing over a joint memorandum to the ANFA president, the four central members argued that the dispute between the chief coach and the footballers gearing up for the Asian Cup qualifiers was a serious matter and therefore urged the ANFA leadership to call the meeting immediately.
The dispute erupted after the chief coach ordered stand-in skipper Rohit Chand to leave the training camp after he demanded players to be kept in a hotel instead of ANFA hostel. Other nine players who tried to discuss the issue with the coach were also told to leave the camp. The dispute flared up after the nine senior players left the camp saying that the players were ill treated for raising genuine concerns.