South Asian Games 2019

South Asian Games: Women's football team makes history, bags bronze

  • Maldives beat Sri Lanka, 2 - 1
  • Nepal and India also secures spots in the finals

K. Male' 2019 Dec 07 | Sat 17:35 sport 3,015

The match took place on Saturday - Maldives Olympic Comittee

Maldives National Women’s Football team has made history by bagging bronze for the country in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games in Nepal.

The young team of Maldivian players went head-to-head with Sri Lanka in the match held at Pokhara Football Stadium on Saturday morning.

Maldives won the match 2 – 1, winning bronze in the football event.

Players Aminath Shamila and Aishath Firusha scored for the team in Saturday’s match.

Teams from Nepal and India headed to the finals after winning league matches played between four teams.

This is the first tournament in which the country’s women’s football team participated, and they were coached by Ahmed Nashid.

This win is the biggest achievement for the women’s team in the South Asian Games and is a historic win for Maldives.

Maldives women’s football team first participated in the South Asian Games during 2016 and came fourth in the tournament.

Other wins by the team include third position in the International Women’s Quadrangular held in Singapore in November 2018.

Last updated at: 6 months ago | Reviewed by: Zihnath Hassan

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