22 Oct Guam Masakåda aims for strong finish against Lebanon
[October 22, 2021 – Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic] The Masakåda, Guam Women’s National Team, encountered difficulty overcoming a strong Myanmar side, falling 8-0 to the top-ranked team in Group D of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ Qualifiers at the Dolen Omurzakov Stadium in Kyrgyz Republic Thursday night.
Myanmar, one of Asia’s top 10 countries in women’s football, netted three in the first half and scored five in the second half, which also saw a sudden windstorm in the 65th minute.
“The Myanmar team definitely is a strong side and made it very challenging for us the entire match,” said Chyna Ramirez, acting Head Coach of the Masakåda, after the match. “Not playing a single international match for over three years made it difficult for us coming into this tournament but the players appreciate very much the opportunity to return to international football to compete. We were drawn into a good group and the matches so far have helped us gauge where we are compared to our counterparts across the continent after the long absence from the international stage. We have one more match in this tournament, and we are preparing to finish strong against Lebanon.
“All the players know that this tournament is not just about winning matches on the pitch, but also an important step in creating an even stronger foundation for women’s football development in Guam. We are thankful for all the support from home and abroad – we always look forward to competing on the pitch and representing Guam, our families, our supporters, and ourselves,” added Ramirez, a former Guam Women’s National Team goalkeeper.
Win Theingi Tun and San Thaw Thaw each scored twice for Myanmar, and teammates Khin Mo Mo Tun, Myat Noe Khin, Pont Pont Pyae Maung, and July Kyaw also scored in the contest.
Guam next plays against Lebanon Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. Bishkek time (9 p.m. Guam time). A live stream link will be made available closer to match day. Kyrgyz Football Union (KFU) will showcase the tournament’s matches live on its Eleven Sports Internet TV platform for $2 each match.