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Bangladesh Ambassador in Nepal meet women booters

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Bangladesh's ambassador in Nepal Mashfee Binte Shams yesterday paid a surprise visit at Xenial Hotel to motivate the Bangladesh eve football team ahead of the Bangladesh's semifinal clash of the SAFF Women's Championship, according to message received here from Bangladesh Football Federation.
Mohammed Al Alamul Emam (Councilors and Head of Chancery) and Mahbubul Haque (First Secretary) from the Bangladesh Embassy here in Nepal were also present during the visit.
A warm reception by both party were greeted with exchange of gifts and flowers and well wishes. The brief reception was attended by all players, staffs, officials and dignities from the Bangladesh Embassy.
Meanwhile the national women's soccer team is looking forward to the semifinals against India with a high leaving behind their shock defeat against host Nepal in the group phase match.
However, the young booters, mostly under 18 fared relatively well considering their performance in the second half of the game despite losing it by 0-3 margin.
Nepal is a commanding team at senior women's international level having game changing performers in their team. The maturity and experience needed at this level is difficult to cope with for the young Bangladesh girls as the team is mostly made of U-18 players and five of the starting eleven are U-16 players.
While the Bangladesh players lacked the required fitness levels, the natural mature physicality which was visible as Nepal women exhibit in abundance in that group tie where they dumped the visitors by 3-0. One hopes Bangladesh women booters will match their Nepalese counterpart in the near future.

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