Jeddah — Saudi Arabia’s first-ever women’s national football team beat the Maldives 2-0 on Thursday in their second international match.
The victory brought international acclaim for the Saudi women’s national football team and their German coach Monika Staab.
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The female falcons made history when they defeated Seychelles 2-0 in their debut match at the mini-tournament in the Maldives.
Al-Bandari Mubarak, who scored the opening goal against Seychelles, did it again. She took center stage, breaking the deadlock against the host nation in the 62nd minute before doubling the lead eight minutes from the final whistle.
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For the second match, the Saudi defense held out for a clean sheet for a final score of 2-0.
The win over Seychelles brought international acclaim for the team and German coach Monika Staab; with Brazilian football legend Pele leading the congratulations. — SG