Nepal National League

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Nepal National League
Nepal National League Logo.jpg
Founded 2011–12
Country Nepal
Confederation AFC
Number of teams 9
Level on pyramid 1
International cup(s) AFC Presidents Cup (formerly)
AFC Cup (2016-) SAFF Club Championship
Current champions Three Star Club (1st title)
(2015)
Most championships Nepal Police Club
Three Star Club
(1 title)
TV partners Kantipur TV
Website the-anfa.com
2018–19 Martyr's Memorial A-Division League

The National League (or Red Bull National League) is a club-level association football competition in Nepal. The champions secure qualification to a continental cup, previously the AFC President's Cup (Now AFC Cup).

Format

Matches of the National Leagues will be on round robin format. National League 'A' have the participation of 9 teams, including the top five teams of the current Martyr's Memorial A-Division League and four teams from a separate ´A´ Division League held in the districts. Thirty-seven districts besides the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley is divided into three groups considering the physical infrastructure and football activities. 10 districts are recognized as ´A´ Division, 12 as ´B´ Division and the remaining 15 as ´C´ Division.

The 10 ´A´ Divisions of the districts are further divided into two groups of five teams in the Eastern Region and the Western Region respectively. The finalists of each region will be eligible to compete in the National League A. During the qualifiers, the team that finishes at the bottom are relegated to the ´B´ Division. In the case of the Kathmandu Valley, the present 18 ´A´ Division clubs play a separate league and the top 5 are get change to play in National League A. The remaining clubs will stay in the Martyr's Memorial A Division. There are plans to hold the Super League´s 50 percent matches in Kathmandu and the rest in the districts.

The running of ´B´ and ´C´ Division Leagues are also proposed in order to empower the district associations. At present, six out of 15 ´B´ Division clubs and two from the districts will compete in the National League ´B´.[1][2][3]

National League A Division

Four district teams (A categorized Districts) and Five teams from Martyr's Memorial A-Division League. 'A' Categorized Districts are Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Parsa, Kaski, Rupandehi, Banke, Kailali

B Division

Two district teams (B Categorized Districts) and four teams from Martyr's Memorial B-Division League to compete in one venue. 'B' Categorized Districts are Dhankuta, Ilam, Siraha, Rautahat, Sindhupalchok, Kavre, Dhanusha, Nawalparasi, Tanahu, Kanchanpur, Surkhet, Syangja.

C Division

Two district teams (C categorized Districts) and four teams from Martyr's Memorial C-Division League to compete in Super C Division league (Round Robin) 'C' Categorized Districts are Panchthar, Sarlahi, Bara, Saptari, Baglung, Mahottari, Nuwakot, Dhading, Bardiya, Dolakha, Dang, Gorkha, Lamjung, Palpa, Udayapur.[4]

References

  1. ^ http://www.nepalifootball.com/2010/07/tuladhar-sets-blueprint-for-national.html
  2. ^ http://www.reportersnepal.com/en/newsbase/nid/1100
  3. ^ http://www.futaa.com/football/article/Nepal-Regular-season-over-next-round-teams-confirmed
  4. ^ "GoalNepal.com - A Complete Nepali Football website". www.goalnepal.com. Retrieved 29 October 2018.

External links

  • League at fifa.com
  • League at soccerway.com
  • RSSSF.com - Nepal - List of Champions and Cup Winners

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