This was the second edition of the SAFF U-15 women championship, hosted in Bhutan from 9th-18th of August at Changlimithang stadium. In the previous edition last year, India had finished runners-up. But on 18th of August Indian girls became SAFF U-15 champions after defeating defending champions Bangladesh by a solitary goal in the final played at the Changlimithang stadium here.
Sunita Munda struck for India in the 67th-minute of the match that made all the difference between the two teams. The Indian girls dominated possession and created chances from the very first minutes. In the second half, the Indian girls continued to dominate possession and were rewarded in the 67th minute. Avika Singh found Sunita Munda in the box but the rival defence managed to clear it for a corner. From the resultant corner, Sunita found the back of the net as she connected from Lynda Kom’s cross. Bangladesh went all out in attacking but the Indian defence stood firm. The Indian U-15 team scored 16 goals in four matches, including the final and semi-final, and conceded just one all throughout the championship.
Six teams from the region took part. The participating nations were Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka. In which, India stood first followed by Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. The championship got its best player in the form of Naorem Priyanka Devi from India. Silky Devi(India), shamsunnahai(Bangladesh), Tahura Khatun(Bangladesh) and Chandra Bhandari(Nepal) with four goals were the top scorers there.