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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Nepal's Football, Corruption at its best !

what can I say ?

Power and post can certainly make it look big and matters even in case of law. Going through transitional phase, Nepal is facing difficulty in every aspect of its development and growth.

With such traumatic experience reality is something that always subsides its affects in various ways.
Once again Ganesh Thapa, the president of the  All Nepal Football Association(ANFA) is in controversy of misusing funds of ANFA for personal purposes.
The Vice President  and the team of ANFA led by Kishor Rai claims that Ganesh Thapa has been using ANFA’s money for his personal use. The team has filed a case at CIAA in regards to investigating transparency and accountability under his leadership.

Kishor Rai VP of ANFA was quoted in Rajhdhani daily that “Ganesh Thapa claims that he has contributed his life for Nepalese Football but in reality he has been using ANFA’s fund for his personal use instead of investing in the development of Nepalese Football.”

Following the corruption case of Mohammed bin Hammam, The Associated Press revealed that Thapa transferred  an illegal amount of $100,000 from Bin Hammam in 2009. The money was deposited into the personal bank account of his son Gaurav Thapa who is also a FIFA Referee.

FIFA banned Mohamed bin Hammam, and accused him of using the Asian Football Confederation bank accounts to conduct his private affairs.

Thapa later reveled  that he had borrowed the money for his personal use which to this day is controversial. The CIAA had stepped up but the case vanished in view of his political connection with his big brother Kamal Thapa who is the chairman of the Ratriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Nepal.

Ganesh Thapa has been elected unopposed as the president of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), from past 19 years. 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Corruption at its best

A week back, the world was shocked by the scam and corruption charges of Mohamed bin Hammam, Chief of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). His audit report showed embezzlement of hundreds of millions of dollars from the AFC official bank account where the name of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA )President Ganesh Thapa was also mixed with the scam.

The most intriguing thing is having all the proof nothing has been done to ANFA President Ganesh Thapa till date.

Associated Press directly quotes, “Gaurav Thapa, whose father heads the Nepalese federation, received $100,000 while a Filipino football official Jose Mari Martinez received $60,000 and had $11,226 in hospital expenses paid. Another $50,000 went to an East Timorese football official Francisco Kalbuadi Lay, the audit found.” ANFA president Ganesh Thapa has been charged with misappropriation of funds in the past but was given a free pass by the Nepal government.

With huge allegation and rumors Ganesh Thapa made public a public statement in Avenues Television saying, “ Bin Hammam used to be a close friend, I borrowed the money from him. This was in 2009. The matter was settled in 2010/11.”

What sort of statement is that how can a person give you a loan of USD
100,000 that too on personal basis from an official organizational account. It's not justifiable, you should have considered the consequence, you should have considered the image of Nepalese Football industry. Mr Thapa if you think Nepalese are that dumb then I think you have to reconsider. I believe the CIAA should take the things in matter and start the investigation and if he is found guilty he should be brought by books.

It’s a direct form of corruption which cannot be ignored, the position he holds and his responsibilities are immense to the job and future of FOOTBALL in Nepal

Football in Nepal is related to national pride, how a person with such an image can be related with a field? How can he be given the responsibility of managing the dreams of millions?

How can we trust him to lead the national pride and what can we expect?

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