Striker of the Thailand Women’s national football team, Miranda Nild, has now secured a transfer to Lithuanian club Gintra Universitetas. This implies that she is set to become the first Thai ever to feature in UEFA Women’s Champions League.
It is to be noted that the Thailand International is in fact based in California and plays for California Golden Bears as far as the US college system is concerned. Nild was also part of the recently concluded FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 in which she featured for Thailand.
Miranda, who is also known as Suchawadee Nildhamrong, is ready to join Gintra Universitetas. Notably, Gintra Universitetas are the current champions in Lithuanian football. The club will also take part in UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifiers as it is one among the 40 clubs that are in the race for the final 32 teams that will be allowed to take part in the actual competition.
Gintra are part of the group which features teams like Albanian football club Vllanzia, Wexford Youths of the Republic of Ireland and Birkirkara of Malta. Interestingly, only the team which tops this group progress to the knockout stage where they will have to face the likes of Lyon, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
The Thai International player was in fact born in the US to a Thai father. She has so far netted 12 goals for her country and also participated in 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup and 2018 AFF Women’s Championship.
Gintra play their opening match of Women’s Champions League qualifiers on Wednesday where they will be up against Birkirkara.