APF defeat Army in National Women's League opener

  • 2022-03-24

APF Football Club defeated Tribhuvan Army Football Club 2-1 in the opening match of the National Women's League 2078 at Sharadanagar Football ground in Bharatpur, Chitwan on Thursday.

Army had taken the lead through a penalty in the 52nd through Rashmi Ghiring minute but Renuka Nagarkote and Anita Basnet completed the comeback for the defending champions.

Nagarkote scored the team's first in the 57th minute and Basnet completed the victory in the 82nd.

Claiming foul in the goal, Army players walked off the pitch and the match was halted for nearly 10 minutes following APF's second goal. The match eventually restarted.

Sabitra Bhandari made her comeback to football after lengthy injury layoff replacing Rabina Gole in the 60th and was lively through the match.

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