Afghanistan Defeats Bhutan 3-0 in Second SAFF Championship Appearance

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The Afghanistan national football team defeated Bhutan 3-0 in their second match of South Asia Football Federation (SAFF) Championship this evening.

Played in Trivandrum International Stadium, the formation of the Afghan team was based on 4-2-3-1, which included four players in defense line, 2 players in defensive halfback, 3 players in the middle line and 1 player in the offensive (interior) line.

The first goal was hit by Khaibar Amani during the 14th minute of the first half of the game while the second goal was hit by Masih Saighani during the 42nd minute of the first half, putting an end to the first half with Afghanistan leading 2-0, despite the game referee allowed 2 minute additional time.

Khaibar Amani once again opened the goal of Bhutan during the initial minutes of the second half and hit the third goal during the 50th minute of the game.

This comes as the Afghan national football team defeated Bangladesh in their maiden appearance in SAFF Championship on Thursday, ending the game 4-0 in Afghanistan’s favor.

Masih Sighani and Faysal Shaista hit the first and second goals with Zubair Amiry and Khaibar Amani hitting the third and fourth goals.

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Khaibar Amani hit first goal during the 14th minute of the first half. Masih Saighani hit the second goal during the 42nd minute of the first half while the third goal was hit by Khaibar Amani during the 50th minute of the second half. -KP

THE PASHTUN TIMES

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