India clinches SAF Championship title

08/31/2019

Kathmandu, Aug 31: India has defeated Nepal to clinch the U-15 Championship title of the fifth edition of SAF football tournament. India outshined Nepal 7-0 in the final match held at Kalyani Stadium in Kolkata, India today. Nepal has not yet seized the title in the U-15 category despite reaching the final for three times. Earlier, Nepal was defeated by India in 2013 and 2017 in the final match. In the match today, India netted three goals in the first half and four goals in second half. Mahasen Singh scored the first goal in the 15th minute to take India ahead. Mandeep then doubled the goal score in the 41th minute while Shivajeet Singh added another to take India to a 3-0 lead in the first half. Likewise, Indian strikers Taisan Singh, Himanshu Jangara and Siddhartha Nongmeikpam contributed four goals in the second half to ensure its robust win. Earlier, India had relegated Nepal with 5-0 in the first match of the tournament. Nepal made it place in the final after beating Bhutan 6-0. Host India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan had participated in the regional tournament. RSS

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