WAFF Women’s Championship: Nepal lost to Jordan in penalties

Kathmandu, March 1: Nepal lost to Jordan in the penalties in the final match of the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) Women’s Championship held at the Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The match kicked off at 9:45 pm NST on Thursday.

Jordan, the sixth-time winner of the title, defeated Nepal by 5-3 in the tiebreaker. Nepal stood as the first runner-up in its first attempt at the WAFF Women’s Championship. 

For Nepal, Gita Rana, Dipa Shahi and Hira Bhujel scored in the penalties but Amrita Jaisi could not make it happen. However, Jordon scored all five goals in the penalties. 

Earlier, Nepal had led 1-0 until the first half of the match. 

Sabita Ranamagar scored in the 29th minute of the first half, with a beautiful volley from outside the D-box. 

But, Nepal’s leading position could not win the game as Jordon’s Lana Feras equalized the game with a goal in the 74th minute. Jordon scored yet another goal in the 89th minute. For Jordon, Sarah Abu Sabbah contributed the second goal. But, the game ended with equal 2-2 as Nepal’s Gita Rana scored a goal in the penalty during the additional time of the second half of the match. 

Earlier, Nepal defeated Lebanon 2-1 in the semi-finals while Jordan defeated Palestine by 5-0 to reach the final. Nepal is in 115th position in FIFA ranking while Jordan is in 74th position. The Nepali team is led by Captain Angela Tumbapo Subba. (RSS)

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