SAFF Women’s Championship: Nepal defeats Pakistan 4-0


KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Nepal thrashed Pakistan 4-0 in the second edition of South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-15 Women’s Championship underway in Bhutan.

Nepal started with strong performance against Pakistan right from the beginning, with a goal from Anuska Sherpa in the seventh minute.

Sabita Ranamagar followed Sherpa with another goal in the 13rd minute. Ranamagar netted the goal from beyond the D-shaped area.

Ranamagar contributed third goal in the 56th minute to lead the team 3-0 against Pakistan before Rajani Thokar scored the fourth goal in the 59th minute making it a winning goal. With this triumph, Nepal has got three points under group phase.

Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan have participated in the 10 days Championship that began three days ago.

In the first edition held in Bangladesh, Nepal could not register any win. In different matches, Nepal lost to the host Bangladesh 6-0 and to India 10-0. Likewise, it played 1-1 draw against Bhutan.