Malaysia women edge Singapore counterparts

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Two goals in each half of an exhilarating encounter at the Likas Stadium gave the Malaysian women’s football team a hard fought 2-0 win over their Singapore counterparts this week.

In a game which both teams were using to polish up for the AFF Women’s Championship later this month, the home team opened up the scoring after just 13 minutes of play when midfielder Norsuriani Mazli latched on to a teasing cross from Jaciah Jumilis.

Singapore custodian Noor Kusumawati Rosman’s goal was breached again into the second half when Malaysian captain Angela Kais rounded off a move in the 75th minute.

The Malaysian women’s team under head coach Asyraaf Abdullah will be leaving for China in two days.

“The match against Singapore was our first real test as it was against a women’s team. Previously, we only played against the men’s team,” said Asyraaf.

“Since the team has been playing with men’s team, their confidence level is good. But we still have some ways to go yet especially in the final quarter of the pitch.

In China, the Malaysian girls have lined up a match against Guangdong FC.

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