KATHMANDU: After an excruciating wait of eight long years, Pakistan women’s team finally claimed its first victory in international football as the Green Shirts outclassed Maldives 7-0 in their farewell game of the SAFF Women’s Championship 2022 on Tuesday.
Nadia Khan inspired the Green Shirts with her stellar performance as she scored four goals, setting a record for the most number of goals by a Paksitani female footballer in a single match.
Rameen Fareed, on other hand, registered Pakistan’s first international goal after eight years as she scored the opening goal of the match. Meanwhile, Khadija Kazmi and Anmol netted a goal each.
With the sensational win against the Maldives, Pakistan ended its SAFF Women’s Championship campaign on a high note, although they were already eliminated from the competition after initial defeats.
Earlier, Pakistan lost to India and Bangladesh in their first two encounters of the event.
It is worth mentioning here that the SAFF Women’s Championship 2022 is the first tournament in which Pakistan was taking part after FIFA lifted the ban on the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) on June 29.