Indian Football

Nepal selected as hosts of the 2022 SAFF Women’s Championship

Arjun Singh Devgan
India are the current holders of the women SAFF championship title
India are the current holders of the women SAFF championship title / Twitter

Nepal have been confirmed as the hosts for the 2022 SAFF Women’s Championship which is scheduled to take place from August 29 to September 10 after the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) approved Nepal’s proposal to hold the regional football competition in Kathmandu.

A delegation led by ANFA general secretary Kiran Rai had officially submitted Nepal’s bid to host the sixth edition of the championship in the country’s capital at the SAFF Ordinary Congress, which was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh last Saturday.

"The proposal was endorsed by the SAFF executive committee meeting prior to the SAFF Ordinary Congress 2022,” ANFA said on its website.

The SAFF executive committee had already proposed for Nepal to host the women’s championship during a virtual extraordinary Congress which was held in January and their decision means that Nepal will be hosting the women’s competition for a second time in three years, after also hosting the last edition of the biennial event in Biratnagar in March 2019 for the first time.

The first SAFF women’s championship was held in 2010 in Bangladesh and India have been the dominant side in the tournament's history, winning all five editions which have taken place so far.

Nepal for their part have reached the finals four times so far, losing to India on all occasions.