Indian women beat Nepal 4-0 to bag SAG football gold

Shillong, Feb 15 (IANS) The India women’s team won gold at the 12th South Asian Games (SAG), beating Nepal 4-0 in the final at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Monday.

Kamala Devi scored twice. Bala Devi and Ashalata Devi were the other scorers.

The goal spree was started by Kamala when she converted a cross by Bala in the 31st minute. India led 1-0 at half-time.

Kamala Devi doubled the home team’s lead in the 55th minute when she netted after a goal-mouth melee inside the box following a cross from Sushmita Mallik.

Bala Devi then etched her name on the scoresheet on the 71st, utilising another assist from Sushmita.

Ashalata Devi completed the victory when she scored eight minutes later.

The match brought to an end India’s top women’s footballer Bembem Devi’s international career.

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