Nepal | December 06, 2019

SAFF Women’s C’ship: Sri Lanka beat Maldives 2-0, advance into semis

THT Online

Sri Lanka women’s national team players pose for a portrait prior to their game. Courtesy: ANFA

KATHMANDU: Sri Lanka defeated Maldives 2-0 to advance into semi-finals of the ongoing 5th edition of SAFF Women’s Championship in Biratnagar on Friday.

Sri Lanka’s Chalani Ekanayake scored a brace to seal a comfortable win over the Maldives team at the Sahid Stadium today.

Chalani Kumar Ekanayake of Sri Lanka (left) dribbles the ball against Shamila Aminath of Maldives during their Women’s SAFF Championship at Shahid Rangasala in Biratnagar on Friday. Photo: Udipt Singh Chhetry/THT

Ekanayake struck two goals on 40th and 50th minutes of the game.

After suffering two back-to-back defeats, Maldives have been eliminated from the group stage of the competition. Sri Lanka and India have qualified for the semi-finals with a game to spare.

The hosts, Nepal will take on Bangladesh at the same stadium tomorrow.


Courtesy: ANFA/facebook




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