Lao Women footballers make good progress

Posted by samakomlao Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Lao women's football team was satisfied with their 3-2 loss to Thai side Lattana Bandits on September 7 in Champassak province.

“We are very happy with the score. Our players did their best against a team that is reigning SEA Games champions as well as holders of the Thai league title,” said Vice Chairman of the Lao Women's Football Committee, Ms Valy Vetsaphong

“After just two minutes they got away to a 1-0 lead, putting pressure on our team and the score increased to 2-0 in the first half. However, we really fought back well in the second half under the guidance of our coach from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea .”

The Lao team managed to draw level at 2-2 in the second half. “Unluckily, the Lattana Bandits scored in injury time to win 3-2.”

“They scored with just 35 seconds remaining in the match. However, the match shows our team has improved and there are still areas we can progress in,” Ms Valy said.

In other matches at the friendship tournament held from September 5-9 Laos beat Bangkok Thonburi 6-1 and Lattana Bandits defeated the Malaysian women's football team 13-0. In the second round of matches Malaysia defeated Bangkok Thonburi 4-0 while the Lattana Bandits beat Laos .

The Lao national team had lost to the Lattana Bandits 13-1 and 8-0 in their previous two meetings.

“On September 9 we will play Malaysia and believe we can defeat them as we have in the past. We are yet to decide if we will play a full strength team or rest some players,” said Ms Valy.

Laos defeated Malaysia 3-1 when they last met at the Asian Football Federation Competition in Vietnam last year.

Women's football was officially established in Laos at the end of 2007, since when the team has attended various regional competitions.

“The team has won matches in Singapore , Malaysia and Indonesia and drawn matches in the Philippines . At the 24th SEA Games in Thailand they got through to the semi-finals, on only our first appearance in the SEA Games,” Ms Valy said.

The team is ranked fifth in South East Asia, 15th in Asia and 74th in the world.

By Souknilundon Southivongnorath

  1. Zareen Said,

    Is Lattana Bandits a club team or the Thai national team? It is mentioned in this article that they are the Thai (club) champions, but also the SEA Games holders (SEA Games is for national teams. Also mentions they beat Laos 13-1 and 8-0 (this was the Thai national team who beat Laos by these scores, in the SEA Games and the AFF Championship, both in 2007.

    Posted on September 8, 2009 at 6:23 PM

  2. jonny Said,

    This comment has been removed by the author.

    Posted on September 11, 2009 at 2:30 PM

  3. jonny Said,

    Lattana Bandits is Rattana Bundit ? Do anybody have the results from 9. September ?

    Posted on September 11, 2009 at 2:31 PM

  4. jonny Said,

    Laos - Malaysia 5-0

    Posted on September 14, 2009 at 10:35 AM

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