Women’s Olympic Football Tournament 2020 Qualifiers Round 2 - Jordan 0:0 Hong Kong
Hong Kong Women’s Representative Team kicked off its Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020 Asian Qualifiers Round 2 Group B adventure on Wednesday afternoon with an encouraging 0:0 draw against Jordan in Transportation Institute Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Hong Kong’s best scoring chance in the first-half fell on Yiu Hei-man, as the combative midfielder pushed into the Jordan box and fired away, only to be denied by goalkeeper Sherin Alshalabe.
Both sides continued to fight tooth-and-nail in the second-half, with Jordan launching some serious aerial battle towards the Hong Kong defense.
Afterwards, Hong Kong tried to break the game open through shots from Wai Yuen-ting and Cheung Wai-ki. Unfortunately for Hong Kong, both players witnessed their scoring-chances turned aside by the Jordanian goalkeeper.
It was back to Jordan’s turn later in the game, yet young Hong Kong keeper Ng Yuen-ki stood tall and prevented the Jordanians from scoring.
Near the end of the game, Hong Kong substitute Kay Fung unloaded from the top of the box but saw her shot slicing wide just off the Jordanian goal-post, as the game eventually ended in a 0:0 draw.
Hong Kong Women’s Representative Team head coach Ricardo Rambo noted a lot of positives for his troops from the team’s battle against Jordan.
“We created lots of good scoring chances in the first-half. It was a really tough game, yet the girls executed the game-plan well from a tactical stand-point,” Rambo expressed.
“We went pressing when the opponent started their buildup from the goalkeeper and actually won some balls. We could have finished the game off late in the game with scoring chances from Wai Yuen-ting and Kay Fung. Anyhow, the girls really performed very well on the occasion.”
Hong Kong is scheduled to take on Vietnam next on Saturday.