Jordan Women’s National Team defeated Afghanistan 6-0 in the second friendly encounter, that was held between the two sides at the Petra Stadium in Amman, on Monday, February 5.
HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, President of Jordan Football Association, attended the match and came down to the pitch after the end of the match to salute the players from both teams.
Shahnaz Jibreen (13, 36), Maysa Jbarah (37, 52) and Mai Sweilem (70, 90+2) all split Jordan’s goals, with a brace each. While the first match that was held last Friday, ended in a 5-0 win for the Nashmiyat.
Head coach Michael Dickey expressed his satisfaction with the overall performance, as he said:
“Definitely a convincing win tonight, we had better ball movement against a well organized team. We were forced to adapt and solve how to play against a compact defense that relies on quick counter-attacks.”
“Our team did a much better job at winning the battles in midfield, as well as regaining possession, and connecting passes directly after winning the ball back. Movement from the attacking players was also better, as we had multiple players involved in the creation of our goals.”
“Our goalkeepers stayed focused, and were very good with their feet, we achieved a milestone when it comes to this part. This is one of the our best performances to date!”
“Credit also goes to head coach Kelly Lindsey and her staff, for the great job that they have done with the Afghani WNT so far, in such a short time. Well coached team.” Dickey concluded.
The team travels to Spain next week for a training camp that will feature three friendly matches against Spanish Club Teams, in Jordan’s continuous preparations for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup and World Cup qualifiers, which will be hosted at home next April.
Jordan’s lineup vs Afghanistan:
Shireen Al Shalabi (Malak Shannak) – Rouzbhan Fraij, Ayah Al Majali (Heba Fakhreddin), Lana Feras, Hannah Al Kousheh, Tasneem Abu Rob (Tala Al Barghouthy), Shorooq Shathli, Luna Al Masri, Stephanie Al Naber (Abeer Al Nahar), Shahnaz Jibreen (Haya Khalil), Maysa Jbarah (Mai Sweilem)