The 13th ‘SAAF Football Championship’ will be held in Maldives from October 1 to 13


KATHMANDU: The 13th edition of the SAAF Football Championship will be held in Maldives from October 1 to 13.

A meeting of the South Asian Football Confederation (SAF) on Monday decided to hold the SAAF in the Maldives in October, said ANFA General Secretary Indraman Tuladhar.

Nepal and Maldives had submitted proposals for the new organizer after Bangladesh, which was earlier in charge of the competition, said that it could not organize the fair due to the Covid 19 infection.

Today’s meeting has decided to hold a clean championship in Maldives considering the condition of Kovid 19 in Nepal. Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Maldives and Sri Lanka have been confirmed to play in the 13th SAAF. Bhutan will make a decision within three days, according to ANFA.

Nepal has organized the SAAF Championship twice in two years. Nepal, which made a clean sweep for the first time in 1997, lost to Afghanistan in the semifinals for the tenth time in 2013.

India is the most successful country to win the title seven times in the championship. Nepal has not reached the final of the championship yet.