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SAFF Women’s Championship: Nepal and India to clash in finals

KATHMANDU: Nepal and India will take on each other in the finals of the fifth SAFF Women’s Football Championship.

In the two semi-finals played on Wednesday Nepal defeated Sri Lanka 4-0 whereas India outclassed Bangladesh 4-0 to storm into the finals of the tournament.

For India, Indumati Kathirisan scored twice, while Dalima Chibbar and Manisha got one goal each to their name.

Punam Jarghamagar, Anita Basnet, Sabitra Bhandari and Rekha Poudel scored one goal each for Nepal, as they completely dominated Sri Lanka.

India’s Indumati Kathirisan is the leading goal-scorer of the tournament so far, she has a total of four goals and she is closely followed by Nepal’s Sabitra Bhandari at the second position with three goals.

It is the fifth time that India has managed to make it to the finals of the tournament whereas Nepal has reached the finals for the fourth time.

India would look to hold on to the trophy as they are the defending champions. They defeated Bangladesh 3-1 in the finals of the 2016 SAFF Women’s Football Championship.

Nepal takes on India in the finals of the tournament on Friday, March 22.  (ANI)

Published Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2019 | 04:54 AM

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