Kathmandu: Four clubs of Lalitpur have demanded to postpone the Martyr’s Memorial A Division League football tournament scheduled to be held from September 19.
Three Star, Jawalakhel Youth, Friends and Brigade Boys Club have demanded the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) to stop the A Division League, which is being held from September 19, saying that the corona infection rate has not decreased significantly.
The four clubs have submitted a memorandum to ANFA to convene a meeting of the club as soon as possible and hold the league at a suitable time, saying that a letter was sent unilaterally for the registration of the team instead of holding a meeting of the A division club at the special request of the ANFA president.
Mahendra Chhetri, president of Jawalakhel Youth Club, Deepak Thapa, president of Friends Club, Sanjeev Shilpakar, general secretary of Three Star Club and Lal Kumar Pun, president of Brigade Boys Club jointly handed over the memorandum to ANFA on Tuesday.
Some clubs have already started preparations internally after the league is scheduled to start on September 19. However, after four clubs in Lalitpur disagreed saying that it was not appropriate to join the league on September 19, the suspicion has increased that the league will be held on the date fixed by ANFA.
After a meeting with the A division clubs on July 29, ANFA had decided to start the A division league from September 20. However, the Tanar Club of Lalitpur disagreed saying that a letter was sent for the registration of the team saying that the date of the league would be fixed for marketing and other issues would be discussed soon. He also wrote a letter calling for a meeting of the A division clubs.
The four clubs have said that it is not appropriate to organize an A division league in the face of the catastrophic epidemic of corona.