Nepal reach final of SAFF U-15 Championship 2017

KATHMANDU: Nepal strolled into the final of SAFF U-15 Championship 2017 after comprehensively defeating Bangladesh 4-2 in the first semi-finals of the Championship at the ANFA Complex ground in Satdobata, Lalitpur, on Friday.

Akash Buda Magar brace sealed the victory as he scored on the 5th minute, and half hour mark of the game with a simple tap-in after Bangladeshi defender made a melee of it inside the six-yard box.

Bangladesh defender Nazmul Biswas's own goal in the 65th minute gave Nepal an unassailable lead of 3-0. Brijesh Chaudhary scored the final goal in the added time of second half after beating Bangladeshi custodian Emon Hawladar in a one-on-one situation.

However, Bangladesh pulled two goals in space of two minutes.

Foysal Ahmed Fahim scored a spectacular free kick in the 73rd minute and Habinur Rahman notched a goal mouth scramble to reduce the arrears to 3-2 with over 15 minutes left in the clock.