Second SAFF Women’s Football Championship:
Nepal crush Pakistan - 8/0
Napal captain Jamuna Gurung (on right) trying for a goal
with Pakistan's Mejzgaam Orakzai attempting to block her in
the match which Nepal beat Pakistan by 8-0 in the second
SAFF Women’s Football Championship at the CR and FC grounds,
Longden Place, Colombo yesterday.
Nepal began their campaign for the Second SAFF Women’s Football
Championship title with an impressive goal scoring spree with their
captain Jamuna Gurung scoring four goals in the first half to rout
Pakistan by 8-0 in the second SAFF Women’s Football Championship worked
off at the CR and FC grounds, Longden Place, Colombo yesterday. Gurung
fired goals early in the ninth minute and went on to finish with another
three goals in the 32nd, 34th and 44th minute before she was replaced.
In the 16th minute and 51st minute striker Anu Lama scored two goals
for Nepal who led 6-0 at lemons.
The other two goals were scored by midfielder Sajana Rana in the 42nd
minute and Dipa Adhikari in the 72nd minute. In the first SAFF Women’s
Football Championship which was held in Bangaldesh, Nepal had beaten
Pakistan by 12-0 by fielding the same squad. The strong Nepal will now
face Maldives on September 10 (Monday) at the CR and FC grounds, Longden
Place, Colombo in their next match.
Afghanistan hold Maldives
Underdogs Afganistan came up with the gallant display to hold the
more fancied Maldives to a one-all draw in the second game played at the
same venue yesterday. Afgan striker Hailai Agharndival put her team
ahead within two minutes from the commencement with a superb kick from
midfield which beat the Maldives goal keeper all ends up. There was no
further scoring in the first half and score read 1-0 in favour of
Afganistan at the breather.
The Maldives dominated the second half, but could not penetrate the
rock hard Afghan defence. However in the 72nd minute, the Maldivian
found the equalizer when Afza Fathimath sent in a scorcher from midfield
to beat the Afghan goalkeeper and give Maldives a face saving one-all