Nepal lose to Pakistan in SAFF U-19, India make winning start

  • 2023-09-21

Nepal lost 1-0 to Pakistan in opening match of Group B in the SAFF U-19 Championship at Dasharath Stadium on Thursday.

India defeated Bangladesh 3-0 to make a winning start in the tournament.

In the second match of the day, Ali Zafar scored the only goal in Pakistan's victory over Nepal. Zafar's goal came in the 76th minute of the match. Nepal's goalkeeper Jiyarath Shiekh prevented Pakistan from scoring big after making numerous fine saves in the match.

In the first match, India scored through Gwgwmsar Goyary, Naoba Meitei Pangambam and Arjun Singh Oinam to make light work of Bangladesh. Goyary scored the team's first in the very first minute of the match before Pangambam added the second in the added minutes of first half.

Oinam scored the third in the added minutes of the match to seal the win for India.

Nepal will now face their second match against Maldives on September 25.

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