2nd Jan 2017, 

Finally, the day has arrived. Nepal is facing defending champion India in semi final of Women SAFF Championship 2016. Nepal were defeted by India 6-0 in the final match of last edition of the same tournament.

Nepal has climbed semis as a Group A Winner whereas India are the Runner-up of Group B. The current form of Nepalese team is consistently good. This can be the pefect chance to overtake Indian Football . 

Sabitri Bhandari, leading goalscorer of the tournament is the player to watch. Sabitri has scored 10 goals in 3 matches, scoring back to back 5 goals.IMG 7830

We are ready to play against India


Nepal is going to face India in 1st Semi-Final of Womens SAFF Championship 2016 tomorrow . Nepal Coach Kumar Thapa said that " India are the toughest opponent but bangladesh have showed us that the striking forces of india can be managed by using defensive tactics, so we are hopeful in producing good result.

Both India and Nepal are the title contender . Nepal entered semis as a Group A winner whereas India were Runner-up of Group B. Thapa also claimed that -" Our consistent form will help us to play good and win "

Nepal Vs India (Semi-Final)

Nepal to face host country India in Semi-final match of Womens SAFF Championship 2016 tomorrow. Both Nepal and India are the title contender of SAAF Trophy. 

2nd January 2017

Kick Off : 14:15 NST

Venue : Kanchanjunga Stadium, Siliguri, India

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Nepal beat Sri Lanka to top Group B


Nepal Women’s football team beat Sri Lanka 3-0 in the group stages deciding encounter to lead the Group B in 3rd SAFF Women’s championship.

Anu Lama scored twice in the game for Nepal while Niru Thapa scored once for Nepal in the encounter. Niru Thapa opened the score for Nepal in 16th minute while Anu Lama scored two goals during the second half, one of which came as a spot kick, to make the final score 3-0.

With three victories in three matches, Nepal goes to the semifinals without conceding a goal.

Sri Lanka who beat both Pakistan and Bhutan will play in Semi Finals against the champion of group A.


Nepal advance to semis

nepal vs pakistan

Nepal advanced to semi-finals of the Third SAFF Women’s Championship defeating Pakistan 2-0 at the Jinnah Stadium in Islamabad on Friday.

Nepal needed first half goals from Anu Lama and Sajana Rana to confirm their berth in the last four of the championship with six points. Sri Lanka also moved through following their 3-0 win over Bhutan in the first match of Group B today. Sunday’s match between the two teams will decide who will go through as the winner of the group.

Nepal came into the match on the back of an impressive 8-0 win over Bhutan. And going by Nepal’s performance in the first 23 minutes against Pakistan today and if Nepal’s previous records over Pakistan was anything to go by, it would have been another one-sided win for Nepal, who had scored twice inside 23 minutes through Anu Lama in 13th minute and Sajan Rana in the 23rd minute.  

Previously, Nepal had routed Pakistan 12-0 in 2010 and 8-0 in 2012, but Pakistan appeared a different side after conceding the two goals, screwing up their defense and restricting Nepal to just two goals. Sajana Rana could have it 3-0 later in the second half in the 77nd minute through a penalty but was denied by the keeper. She had scored the first goal also through a penalty awarded for a foul on Renuka Nagarkoti in the 22nd minute.

Commenting on the match, coach Kumar Katwal said he was not satisfied with the team formation he had created. He also rued the missed opportunities of the team.

Likewise, Nepal captain Anu Lama said the match turned out to very competitive than she had imagined. Like her coach, she also rued the missed chances.

On the other hand, Pakistan coach said it was the best performance Pakistan had put up in a decade. He complimented the Nepal team, saying they are a very strong side.