Nepal national women's team striker Sabitra Bhandari 'Samba' is set to miss the second SAFF Women's Championship group B match against Sri Lanka. Bhandari will miss the match after being diagnosed with Dengue.
Nepal are set to face Sri Lanka at the Dasharath Stadium later today. The match will kick off at 5:30 PM.
Bhandari put in a stellar performance and netted two goals in the opening match of the tournament against Bhutan. So, she is going to be a big miss for the Nepali side
Nepal are at the top of the group with three points from one match after defeating Bhutan 4-0 on the opening day.
Bhutan are second with an inferior goal difference to Nepal, having played two matches. A draw will put Nepal in the semifinals as the group winners. A draw in this match would be enough for Bhutan to cement their place in the final four as well.
Sri Lanka must win by a five-goal margin to book their place in the semifinals.