Kathmandu: A Division Club Manang Marsyangdi is going to run a football academy. According to the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), Manang has signed a six-year agreement with Nepal Adarsh Residential School to run an academy in Pokhara.
Record-breaking eight-time league winners Manang have become the seventh club overall to sign a deal to run the academy and the fourth non-departmental club. Earlier, Sankata Club, NRT and Satdobato Youth Club have signed agreements with various schools to run the academy.
A tripartite agreement was reached between Manang, ANFA and the school at a program held at Nepal Adarsh Residential School on Tuesday. The agreement was signed by Manang Vice President Karma Chhiring Gurung, Adarsh Residential School Principal Kamal Gurung and ANFA Vice President and Grassroots and Youth Coordinator Upendraman Singh.
According to the agreement, the academy will have a total of 14 players in the first year, 7/7 from clubs and schools. In the second year, there will be 14 players from the club and a total of 21 players.