Nepal’s quest for their first SAFF Women’s Championship trophy ended in disappointment after India lifted the title with a 3-1 win against Nepal at Shahid Rangashala in Biratnagar on Friday.
Nepal who had now not conceded a single intention in route of the event admitted three in the last healthy after failing to keep defences against their bold opponent.
Dalima Chibbar opened the bills for India in the twenty third minute after converting a free-kick from foul by using Nepali defenders close to 30 yards.
Nepal discovered the net in the 33rd minute with a six-yard-header from Sabitra Bhandari who shared the top-scorer title with India’s Indumati Katheresan with 4 goals.
Both the teams went to half-time with rankings tied at 1-1.
In the 62nd minute, Grace Dangmei capitalised on Nepal’s defensive slip and ran past Goalkeeper Anjila Subba into the box and shot to intention giving India a 2-1 lead.
Also, Anju Tamang ran rampant over Nepal’s defence in the demise embers of the suit and struck a fatal blow to Nepal’s title hopes taking the tally to 3-1.
Despite mounting tremendous strain towards India’s protecting lineup, Nepal – as the day ended – had to settle for runner up title yet again.
With this, Nepal has clashed with India in the SAFF Women’s Championship finals for four times barring a win in their records.
On the contrary, India has retained the champions’ title for the fifth time persevering with their dominance in South Asian Women’s football.