Australia’s Gary Phillips has been elected as the new head coach of the Nepali national women’s football team under a one-year contract effective from February 25, 2021.
Phillips, who has been serving as the Technical Director of the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) since 2019, was recommended for the head coach position by the five-member ANFA Technical Committee. The Committee members are Krishna Thapa, Upendra Man Singh, Kumar Raj Bhandari, Arjun Lama, and Dinesh Byanjankar.
Before serving for the ANFA, Phillips has vast work experience with football clubs in Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. He also served as the manager of Papua New Guinea’s national women’s team and worked in the coach education department of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
The new coach is bestowed with the huge responsibility of training the women’s national team for the upcoming AFC Women’s Asian Cup Championship 2022 Qualifiers. The closed camp training of Nepal’s women’s football team is expected to begin at the earliest possible.
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