Amman: AFC Women’s Asian Cup contenders Jordan started their 2014 West Asian Football Federation Women’s Championship campaign with a bang as they downed Bahrain 5-0 on Tuesday.
The first half finished goalless but the break time proved fruitful for the Jordanians as they came back and scored all their goals in the second half to clinch their first win in the championship that they hosted.
Sama’a Samir Hamad Khraisat opened the scoring for Masahiko Okiyama’s side 14 minutes after the interval and the celebration erupted again six minutes later as Stephanie Mazen Yousef Al Naber scored the Jordanians’ second goal.
Al Naber was obviously on fire as she completed her double just two minutes after her first goal before Luna Rami Amin Al Masri bulged the Bahrainis’ net on 70 minutes.
Maysa Ziad Mahmoud Jbarah concluded the scoring with Jordan’s fifth goal after 75 minutes.
Jordan are in Group A of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup alongside hosts Vietnam, reigning champions Australia and world champions Japan. The Jordanians will kick off their campaign by taking on Vietnam on 14 May.