Anmol's late goal seals win for Pakistan in four-nation Cup opener

This is the Pak Shaheens second international event

By Web Desk
January 11, 2023
Pakistan's second match is against Mauritius on January 15 — PFF 

A late winner by Anmol Hira helped Pakistan seal a 1-0 win in the opening game of the four-nation Cup against Comoros in Dammam, on Wednesday.

The Pak Saheens' skipper Maria Khan anticipated a goal kick in the 89th minute and put it directly in the box, but the Comoros defender didn't manage to clear the ball just outside the box.

However, it wasn't enough as Maria lofted the ball back in the box, and after the opposition defenders failed to clear the threat, forward Anmol Hira placed the ball to the right side of the goalkeeper, helping Pakistan get a 1-0 lead.

Earlier, the first half ended in a 0-0 draw.

It is worth mentioning here that this is Pakistan women's second consecutive win in a row as the national side thrashed the Maldives by 6-0 during the SAFF Women's Championship in Kathmandu, Nepal in September 2022.

Their second match is against Mauritius on January 15, meanwhile, their final encounter is against Saudi Arabia on 19 of the same month.

It must be noted that the SAFF Women's Championship in Kathmandu, Nepal, in September 2022, was the first time in eight years that the Pakistan women’s team participated in an international match.

The four-nation cup will be played in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, between January 11 and 19.

Pakistan playing XI: Nisha Ashraf (gk), Mishal Bhatti, Sara Khan, Malika-e-Noor, Nazalia Siddiqui, Maria Khan (c), Suha Hirani, Rameen Fareed, Zahmeena Malika, Anmol Hira, Aliya Sadiq