Friday, February 22, 2019 | ePaper
BD take on Nepal in final of SAFF U-18 Women's Championship today
Players of Bangladesh Under-18 National Women's Football team during their morning walk at the street of Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan on Saturday.
Motivated Bangladesh U-18 national women's football team take on their Nepalese counterpart in the title deciding match of the SAFF U-18 Women's Championship scheduled to be held today (Sunday) at Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan.
The match kicks off at 7 pm (BST) after the third place-deciding match between India and Bhutan at 4 pm at the same venue.
Earlier, Bangladesh rode on Mossammat Sirat Jahan's double hat-trick with seven goals to crush Pakistan by 17-0 goals in their group opening match and inflicted a 2-1 goals defeat on Nepal to emerge as group B top in their second match.
The girls in red and green got the ticket of final beating host Bhutan by 4-0 goals in the second semi-final.
On the other hand, Nepal dumped Pakistan by 12-0 goals in their group B opening match but lost to Bangladesh by 1-2 goals in their second match to finish group B runners-up.
However, the Himalaya Kingdom confirmed their final spot beating strong India by 3-1 goals in penalty shoot out in the keenly contested first semi-final.
Bangladesh U-18 squad: Mahmuda Akter, Rupa Chakma, Ruksana Begum, Masura Parvin, Sheuli Azim, Mossammat Akhi Khatun, Sajada Khatun, Shamsunnahar, Anai Mogini, Nazma, Ritu Porna Chakma, Nilufa Yesmin Nila, Maria Manda, Mosammat Mishrat Jahan Moushumi, Mosammat Ishrat Jahan Ratna, Monika Chakma, Marzia, Sanjida Akhter, Tohura Khatun, Mosammat Sirat Jahan Shopna, Srimoti Krashnarani Sarkar, Mosammat Razia Khatun and Anuching Mogini.