Shooting star Kim Kyong-yong claims MVP and Top Scorer Double
Chonburi: It took until the final day of the tournament to determine the best team at the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship 2017, but the tournament’s Most Valuable Player was clear well before that.
DPR Korea’s brilliant striker Kim Kyong-yong, who also claimed the award for top goal scorer with nine in just five matches, stood out from her first very first appearance – hitting the back of the net five times against Bangladesh.
Kim scored in every match but one, racking up the highest individual scoring tally at the tournament since Australia’s Caitlin Foord eight years ago.
Speaking after the match, the 15-year-old star revealed that taking home the award for the tournament’s best player was something she had actively aimed for.