Nepal will host women’s SAFF tourney


By A Staff Reporter

Kathmandu, July 3 : Nepal will host the sixth edition of the Women’s SAFF Championship 2022 to be held from August 29 to September 10, 2022.

SAFF Executive Committee Meeting held before the Congress held at Dhaka, Bangladesh took this decision. 

Earlier, Nepa had hosted the fifth edition of the Women’s SAFF Championship at Biratnagar, Nepal in 2019. India had lifted the title of the Championship beating host Nepal in the title clash. 

Team India was the only team that clinched titles of all five editions. 

Meanwhile, Congress reelected Kazi Md. Salahuddin unopposed as the president of the South Asian Football Federation.

The re-election means Salahuddin shall serve the term till 2026 as president. Likewise, the Congress re-elected Ugyen Wangchhuk, General Secretary of the Bhutan Football Federation as the SAFF Executive Committee Member till 2026, and Jaswar Umar, President of the Sri Lanka Football Federation as the AFC Executive Committee Member representing SAFF. Umar shall be SAFF’s representative for the AFC Executive Committee till 2023. Both the candidates ran unopposed for the positions.

The SAFF Electoral Committee informed that there are four vacant positions, namely two Vice Presidents, one male Executive Committee Member and one female Executive Committee Member representative in the Executive Committee, all of who shall be elected in the next Congress to be held in 2023.  

Similarly, Sri Lanka Football Federation reassured its commitment to hold the SAFF U-17 Championship 5-16 September.

Speaking after his re-election as the President, Mr. Salahuddin thanked all member associations for the trust they had in him and urged all to work as a family for the betterment of football in the region.

“We are not the best footballing region in the world but we have to work as a family, as brothers, to uplift the game in the region,” he added. “When I was elected as the President in 2009, we just had the SAFF Men’s Championship, but now to this day, we have conducted 27 competitions. This shows how much progress we have made over the years.”

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