AFF WOMEN’S: Shahnaz’s Freekick Wins it For Jordan

AFF WOMEN’S: Shahnaz’s Freekick Wins it For Jordan

YANGON (9 Sept 2013) – A well-taken freekick from Shahnaz Yaseen Mahmoud Jebreen gave Jordan a 1-0 win over Malaysia as they took the lead in Group A of the AFF Aya Bank Women’s Championship here at the Youth Training Centre.

In an evenly contested affair, the Jordanian girls scored the only goal of the game off Shahnaz Yaseen eight minutes to the end.

Both teams showed quality to play good attacking football with Malaysia the better side in the first half as they hit the post twice off Angela Kais and Dadree Rofinus.

Jordan replied with a freekick from Yasmeen Salim Khair two minutes after the restart which forced a scrambling save from Malaysia’s Asma Junaidi.

A minute later Nosuraini Mazli should have given Malaysia the lead but despite being unchallenged, she blasted the ball straight to Jordan keeper Zina Al Sadi.

The change for Shahnaz in place of Abeer Mahmoud Alnahar in the 80th minute gave Jordan more pace and just two minutes later, she put them in front with a superb freekick to beat Asma for the full points.

 

RESULTS – Group A

Thailand 0 Vietnam 0

Jordan 1 Malaysia 0

 

Group A Current Standings

Teams

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

JORDAN

1

1

0

0

1

0

+1

3

VIETNAM

1

0

1

0

0

0

=

1

THAILAND

1

0

1

0

0

0

=

1

MALAYSIA

1

0

0

1

0

1

-1

0

AUSTRALIA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0