26 November 2017 – The Kosovo’s National Team A won the friendly match against Montenegro with 3: 2. The match was played tonight at the “Adem Jashari” stadium in Mitrovica. Before some hundreds of viewers, the players of the National Team of Kosovo showed a better game than the Montenegrins since the start of the match, although they took the lead first through Kuç in the 27th minute. The joy of guests did not last long because this lead did not discourage our girls who recovered and three minutes later equalized after an extremely beautiful goal of one of our best football players, Valentina Limani who comes from Frankfurt, the Germany’s seven-time champion. Even during the match, our national team footballers did not stop and were constantly attacking to take the lead while there was no lack of counterattacks from the guests. In the 41st minute, Kaltrina Biçkaj snatched a ball from the left in front of the Montenegrin zone, thus serving Mirela Jakupi who from the vicinity, sent the ball to the net to take the lead to 2: 1 closing the first half with this score.
The second part started again with continuous attacks of our girls. It seems that only the disadvantage is mobilizing them, so in the 71st minute, Montenegro scored and equalized to 2:2 through Bulatovic while only 3 minutes later, after a mess in front of the guests goal, Kaltrina Biçkaj scores and seals the result to 3: 2.
By the end of the match there were some efforts from both sides, the hosts to increase the lead, while guests to equalize. However, the numbers remain the same and the match ended with congratulations and handshakes among the rivals.
After the match, the Kosovo A National Team Coach, Afërdita Fazlija stated: “It was a tough match, but we took advantage of the host pitch. From the qualifying matches we had in April this year, we have now applied some elements that were as positive as well as dangerous. We started the match with three 16-17 year-old players, but we also have some top-quality footballers. We have to work hard and our plans are to take part in a tournament in January 2018 where we will have matches with quality national teams and this will help us to create a good structure for the other matches.