AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers - Hong Kong 0:0 Nepal
Hong Kong faced off against Nepal in Jar Stadium, Uzbekistan on Tuesday for an AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers Group F fixture. Hong Kong fought hard against Nepal throughout ninety minutes but failed to unlock the opponent’s defense. At the end, Hong Kong shook hands with Nepal on a 0:0 draw.
Hong Kong started the game with Chung Pui-ki wearing the captain’s armband. Up-and-comers such as Tsang Pak-tung, Halasan Tsang and Wu Choi-yiu all claimed starting spots in the first eleven, with young gun Limbu Sneha leading the line up-front. However, Hong Kong failed to produce any serious threat towards the Nepalese goal and had to settle for a 0:0 draw after the first forty-five minutes.
In the second half, the match was more or less the same, with both sides failing to score the elusive goal to break the stalemate. At the end, the match wrapped up in a 0:0 draw.
After the final whistle, Hong Kong Women’s Representative Team head coach Ricardo Rambo spoke about being satisfied with the team’s overall performance against Nepal.
“It was a tough game for us and the players did really well. I really appreciate the effort that they gave,” Rambo expressed.
“We did not have any chance to organize any warm-up matches prior to the start of the qualifiers and therefore this result is actually a good result for us. Performances of the young players are really good, too.”
The Hong Kong Women’s Representative Team tactician also maintained his troops will be adapting a positive mindset heading into the final qualifying match against Philippines.
“Let’s think positively now, re-arrange and re-plan for the upcoming game against Philippines,” declared Rambo.
“It will be another tough game because Philippines had prepared for forty days in the U.S.A. We have to prepare well for this upcoming match.”