Pele, a legendary Brazilian football star, commended the Saudi Football Federation on the Saudi women’s team’s good performance.
On Twitter, he stated, “I congratulate the Saudi Football Association on their first official international match, as well as the Saudi women’s national team. Not only for them but all football fans, today is a historic day.”
In the match that brought them together yesterday evening, Sunday, the Saudi women’s football team made a historic start by defeating the Seychelles squad 2-0.
The Saudi national team, led by coach Monica Stabb, played the first friendly match in the country’s history, according to “Sky News.”
Al-Bandari Mubarak scored the first international goal in the history of Saudi women’s football at the end of the first half for the Saudi squad.
Reem Al-Tamimi scored the second goal from a penalty kick in the second half to give Saudi Arabia a 2-0 lead.
The Saudi national team will face the Maldives in its second encounter on Thursday.