Equal Salary to Footballers;
The Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has decided to pay equal monthly salaries to male and female national team players. With this Nepal has become one of the few countries in the world that pays equal (monthly salary) to male and female footballers.
The decision of the All Nepal Football Association means that Nepali women’s footballers’ salaries will increase nearly three times from January 2021. National team players will now receive Rs.18,000 (around US$155) per month. The men’s National team salary increased by NR 3,000.
In order to end the gap of nearly ten years, the All Nepal Football Association decided to pay the same salary to the members of the national men and women’s teams starting from January next year.
This commitment was welcomed by members of the Nepal women’s national team players. At present, the monthly salary of men’s football players is 15,000 rupees and women’s football players is 7,000 rupees. From January 2021, the two groups of national players will receive the same salary of 18,000 rupees.
The increase in salary clearly shows that women’s football is developing in Nepal. This will inspire new girls and push the team to perform better. Now there will be more competitiveness between players to make themseles into the National Team.