AFC U-16 Qualifiers: Nepal U 16 team off to a flying start after a win over Bahrain

nepal u16Nepal U16 got off to a flying start in their AFC U16 qualifiers match played here at Dashrath Stadium, Kathmandu. Nepal U16 team beat Bahrain U16 team comfortably 2-0. Nepal played with superb techique and tactic which sealed them a win against tough looking Bahrain U16 team.

Anjan Bistha scored the first goal in the 12th minute of the match with a cool chip to give home crowds a lift. Hemant Thapa Magar provided him with the assist. Ananta Tamang scored in the added injury time of the first half to give a 2-0 cushion for home side going into the break. He scored a header off a freekick by skipper Bimal Gharti Magar.

The second half of the match saw few chances created by both sides but with very lifttle success. There was one major incident in the second half though; Alshamsi, a 79th minute replacement for Yusuf Murad, was sent off by referee Tayab Hasan for a deliberate kick on Bimal Gharti Magar who was lying down in the field.

Nepal U16 coach Bal Gopal Maharjan expressed his delight with a winning start and a brilliant performance from his players. He added that now the next game against Iraq is crucial for Nepal to made progress towards qualification.

Bahrain U16 coach Daniel Poyatas wanted more effort from his players and mentioend he has no arguement against referee's decision. He now wants to focus in remaining 2 matches.

In another match played earlier, Iraq U16 beat Turkmenistan U16 8-1 in a one sided affair. Capptain Sajjad Al-Msharrafawee scored a hattrickwhile Mayaser Gatea scored twice for Iraq. Rami Al-Shmailawi, A yousuf Tuaimah and Murtagi Atiyah scored a goal each for Iraq. Metdayev Akmammet scored the only goal for Turkmenistan.

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