Evans Asante’s goal not enough as Sri Lanka Police suffer elimination in AFC Cup

Evans Asante plays for Sri Lanka Police Sports Club. (Photo All Nepal Football Association)Striker Evans Asante scored the consolation Sri Lanka Police Sports Club in their 5-1 defeat at Nepalese side Tribhuvan Army to exit the 2021 AFC Cup at the preliminary round.Asante put Rohan Thilak Alponsu’s side ahead in the 28th minute at the Dashrath Rangasala Stadium.He collected countryman Isaac Addevu’s long-range cross in the box before slotting home with a left-footed strike.But Nepal Army staged a strong comeback to record a heavy after ending the first half with a 2-1 lead.After recess, goals from Tanka Bahadur Basnet, Sudil Rai and one in injury time courtesy Nawayug Shrestha wrapped up the demolition.Sri Lanka Police also had another Ghanaian player Prince Boadu in their starting line-up and he lasted the entire duration.The stadium was opened up to 50 per cent capacity.

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