March 12, 2019 (Biratnagar) - Nepal defeated Bhutan by a comfortable margin of 3-0 in the opening match of the SAFF Women’s Championship 2019 at the Sahid Rangashala, Biratnagar on Tuesday.
A fairly dreary game was studded with some goals from Nepal as the hosts team grow on confidence taking heart from the victory.
Manjali Kuamri Yonjan opened the scoring for Nepal after gracefully guiding Dipa Rai’s pass in the 13th minute of the match.
Sabitra Bhandari after three minutes doubled the lead for Nepal with her solo effort beating two Bhutanese defenders.
Bhutan strike line were awful as they completed toothless attack and failed to muster single shot on goal.
Skipper Niru Thapa scored the third in the 55th minute.
Commenting about the match, Bhutan women’s team head coach Sung Jea Lee said he was pleased with the performance of his players in the match.
“Nepal is a better side and they are one of the strong team in the championship."
Likewise, Nepal head coach Hari Khadka admitted that his players failed to convert the chances tough they won the match.
“I am disappointed as my players failed to take couple of chances. We played well in secod half, we had few chances in first half but could not take them.” said Khadka.