SAFF U-19 Women’s Championship: Nepal defeats Sri Lanka 6-0

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Kathmandu: Nepal registered its first win of the SAFF U-19 Women’s Championship with a 6-0 win over Sri Lanka at Bir Sherestha Shaheed Shipahi Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Rashmi Kumari Ghising scored twice and Sabita Rana Magar, Menuka Kumari Ale Magar, Saloni Rana Magar, and Rajani Thokar all got into the scoresheet for Nepal.

Ghising scored the first goal in the fifth minute as Sabita scored the second goal in the seventh minute. Menuka scored a goal two minutes before the first half to give a comfortable 3-0 lead in the half time.

Rajani scored three minutes after the restart before Saloni made it 5-0 in the 53rd minute of the game. The rout was complete in the 85th minute when Rashmi scored her second.

Nepal had played a goalless draw against hosts Bangladesh in the opening match. Nepal has four points from two matches and is second in the table. The top two teams will play in the final.

Nepal will play their third match against Bhutan on December 17.