National Sports Council has sent a letter to ANFA asking football governing body to clear the "money from Hammam" case, Kantipur Television reported.
Kantipur TV reported that NSC has sent a letter to ANFA asking the clarification about the issue from ANFA president Ganesh Thapa within 21 days.
The Associated Press (AP) report stated that Gaurav Thapa, son of ANFA boss received a whopping $100,000 from the suspended former President of AFC Mohamed Bin Hammam.
But, when contacted National Sports Council member secretary, Yubaraj Lama
admitted that they were in planning to ask clarification from ANFA but later, after having a meeting with legal advisers NSC decided not to send the letter to football governing body.
"We had earlier decided to send a letter to ANFA but after having a meeting with NSC legal advisers we decided not to send the letter ", member secretary Lama said, "I don't know how Kantipur TV received the letter, which was drafted few days back and was not of use".
"We saw media reports of ANFA president receiving money from former AFC president Hammam so we drafted a concern letter. But later we found it the matter is between AFC and AFC employee Gaurav Thapa and is not between AFC and ANFA. I want to clarify all that we haven't sought clarification from ANFA until and unless we get an official information about the issue from Asian Football Confederation", Lama told GoalNepal.com.
"We found out that the issue is completely between former AFC president Mohamed Bin Hammam and AFC employee Gaurav Thapa", added Lama.
Earlier on Wednesday, Asian Football Confederation (AFC) VP and All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) president Ganesh Thapa reiterated that he has done nothing wrong and clarified that the money which was given by Hammam to his son, Gaurav Thapa years back has nothing to do with ANFA and Nepalese football.
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