SAFF Suzuki Cup Match Report: Nepal 0-1 Sri Lanka
Nepal had a slow start to the game but soon had a brilliant opportunity to take the lead when a well placed cross by Bimal Magar from the right flank met Rohit Chand whose header was palmed out by the srilankan keeper.
Magar displayed his brilliant form throughout the game. Nepal continued to dominate the match until half time. Rohit Chand once again came close to netting the ball when he received the ball just outside the box beforefiring a powerful shot that sailed over the bar.
2nd half saw Nepal in different colored jerseys to avoid confusion. Nepal continued their attack in the second half as well but they however lacked behind with their finishing and found it difficult to convert the opportunities that they had created.
With only minutes to go before the final whistle,Rifnas Mohamad pounced on the loose ball inside the box and made sure he hit the back of the net after the Nepalese defenders failed to clear the ball away in time.
Rifnas Mohamads sole goal handed Sri Lanka a big win over Nepal in the opening match of SAFF Suzuki Cup. Nepal now has to secure a win against hosts India if they are to have any chance of getting through to the knockout stages.
The inaugural match of SAFF Suzuki Cup 2015 Sri Lanka scored in the dying minutes grabbing three points against Nepal who were defenitely looking stronger. .