Sabitra Bhandari celebrating after scoring against the Maldives at Pokhara Stadium at the 13th South Asian Games. Photo: Umesh Pun/ Republica
POKHARA, Dec 5: Nepali lady footballer Sabitra Bhandari has created a new record of having scored the highest number of international goals ever by any Nepali women footballer.
In the match between Nepal and the Maldives at the 13th South Asian Games at Pokhara Stadium on Thursday afternoon, Bhandari scored two goals in the 16th and 20th minute to break the record of former captain Anu Lama who had scored 35 international goals. With those two goals, she has scored a total of 37 international goals for Nepal.
Earlier, she had scored 35 goals in Kyrgyzstan to equalise the goal number of Anu Lama.
In the ongoing match between Nepal and the Maldives, Nepal is leading 2-0.