Monday, December 4

Former footballer Lama sets up revolving fund to felicitate players

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu – Pema Dolma Lama, a former player of the national women’s football team of Nepal, has set up a revolving fund with the objective of felicitating a new player every year.

Lama informed that she set up the revolving fund with Rs 300,000 that she received as allowances in different tournaments. She also contributed some amount from her personal savings. Organising a press conference on Friday, Lama informed that that the interest received from the fund will be utilized to felicitate a player every year on the occasion of Women’s Day. Lama informed that a separate committee will be formed to select the player for felicitation.

She further said that the felicitation programme will help recognize the contribution of senior players and motive young players. “I hope my small effort will create a positive impact in Nepali football,” said Lama.

Lama is currently a central member of the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and also the coordinator of ANFA’s women committee and the general secretary of Women’s Football Association.

She believes that both personal and group efforts are required for the development of women’s football. She is the first woman footballer of Nepal to score an international goal for the country.

After her active days as player, Lama served as FIFA assistant referee from 2000 to 2010 and then assumed the role of referee instructor from 2011 to 2016.

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