Sun.Star Pampanga

PH beats Vietnam in AFC Women’s Asian Cup Qualifiers

(JNP)

-

MANILA---The Philippine­s scored two timely goals near the end of the match to walk away with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Nepal in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 qualifiers last Sept. 18, 2021, at the JAR Stadium in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The Malditas found themselves down early on after conceding a goal by Nepalese midfielder Bimala Chaudhary in the 10th minute.

Despite being down early, the Philippine­s continued to attack and the squad’s persistenc­e paid off as it scored back-to-back goals near the end of the match.

Midfielder Tahnai Annis, who’s returning to the team after three years, scored the equalizer in the 90th minute with a goal inside the box from a cross pass by newcomer Chandler McDaniel.

Midfielder Camille Wilson hit the back of the net in the second minute of extra time to give the Philippine­s the victory and the crucial three points to lead Group F.

Malditas head coach Marlon Maro was impressed with the performanc­e of the team, especially the new players.

“The new players played well and initiated the first goal,” Maro said in a report posted on the official Philippine Football Federation website. “Our adjustment­s in the second half resulted in us scoring in the last five minutes.”

The Philippine­s faces Hong Kong next on Friday. The top team of Group F advances to the final stage of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in India in 2022.

 ?? (Photo from Matchroom Pool) ?? CHAMP. Carlo Biado celebrates after winning the 2021 US Open Pool Championsh­ip title.
(Photo from Matchroom Pool) CHAMP. Carlo Biado celebrates after winning the 2021 US Open Pool Championsh­ip title.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Philippines