THAI NGUYEN (VNS) — Thai Nguyen and HCM City emerged winners during the first round matches of the National Women's Football Championship yesterday.
Thai Nguyen struggled to beat the Tao Dan team 1-0 in a match, and only successfully converted a few opportunities into a goal.
Tao Dan, despite playing at the national level for the first time, displayed immense confidence, and got tons of opportunities, but failed to score.
"My footballers played very well today, but they were not as lucky. We had more chances than them (Thai Nguyen), but could not score a goal, while they kicked the ball around much less and still secured a win. That is the nature of football," said Coach Luu Ngoc Mai of Tao Dan FC.
Striker Nguyen Hai Hoa of Thai Nguyen shared her happiness, saying that her team had faced the difficulties involved in playing against a new team. However, Thai Nguyen emerged as the winner finally.
In another match, hosts HCM City defeated Viet Nam Coal and Minerals 1-0.
During the next round tomorrow, HCM City will play against Tao Dan, while Viet Nam Coal and Minerals will face off against Phong Phu Ha Nam. — VNS