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Mehwish Khan (footballer)

August 13, 2011

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Mehwish, who plays as a right fullback for Pakistan, was the first woman footballer to score an international goal for her country when she donned the green jersey in the national team’s first appearance in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women’s Football Championship in Dhaka, Bangladesh last December.

The goal she scored was in the match against Maldives which Pakistan won (2-1). Later, Pakistan also outclassed Afghanistan 3-0 to stroll into the semi-finals of the eight-nation event. Mehwish also has the honour of attending the FIFA Women Football Coaching Course at Colombo, Sri Lanka, in Sept 2010.