Afghanistan Women’s Team registered first official win in an international football as they defeated Pakistan National Women’s Team 4-0 to collect four points from two matches in 2nd SAFF women’s Championship match played at CR&FC Grounds, Colombo on Monday.
Afghanistan appeared in International football in 2010 in 1st South Asian Championship where it conceded 18 goals and scored just two goals. Afghanistan was beaten by Nepal 0-13, which is their biggest defeat so far.
Afghanistan, however, went to Qatar to play an international match which they won 2-0 but the match was not official one.
Thus, the win against Pakistan on Monday has become the first international win for Afghanistan.
A brace from Shabnam, and a goal each from Marjan and Hailai Argharndival proved too much for Pakistan in the end. The result means Pakistan have now bowed out of the tournament with 2 successive losses and have nothing but pride to play for in the final group game against Maldives on 12 September.
Afghanistan will now play next against Nepal while it also waits the result of Maldives versus Pakistan.
Get details of 2nd SAFF Women’s Championship HERE
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