September 17, Hetauda. Former All Nepal Football Association president Ganesh Thapa’s agreement with Hetauda sub-metropolis to set up a football academy has been cancelled.
Thapa told a news conference in Hetauda on Sunday that he had received information that the sub-metropolitan government had canceled the agreement, citing FIFA’s ban on football activities.
Under the chairmanship of Thapa, Nepal Sports Institution had agreed to give Rs 25 lakh to the Sub-Metropolitan for running the football academy. But the sub-metropolitan government canceled the agreement two days later.
“During interrogation with the sub-metropolitan government, I received information from various media outlets and some people that the agreement was canceled because of FIFA’s refusal to cooperate with the banned person,” he said.
He said that the players selected from all the villages and municipalities of the district have taken full responsibility of football training along with food, accommodation and education.
Thapa also said that he was ready to take a step back if the football academy could not run because of him.
Stating that FIFA had not banned him for financial irregularities, Thapa said he was accused of personally giving money to then-president Mohamed bin Hammam.