Bangladesh U-15 girls' team captured after arriving in the airport of Thimphu, Bhutan on Monday. -BFF
Bangladesh U-15 girls' team reached in Bhutan on Monday afternoon to take part in the SAFF U-15 Women's Championship with the high hopes of regaining the title.
This will be the 3rd edition of the SAFF U?15 Women's Championship, an international football competition for women's under-15 national teams organized by SAFF. Four teams from the region will take part. Apart from hosts Bhutan, inaugural edition champion Bangladesh alongside India and Nepal are the other teams.
The week-long tournament is scheduled to take place in Thimpu, Bhutan at Changlimithang Stadium from October 9 to 15. Bangladesh will meet host Bhutan in the day's another opening day's fixture at the same venue. This time the girls in red and green, who are targeting to regain the title.
will play their second match against Nepal on October 11 before playing their last match against India on October 13
The tournament will be in round-robin format for the first time. The top two teams will play in the final slated for October 15.
Bangladesh won all their three matches to become champions in the inaugural edition but lost to India with a solitary goal in the final of the last edition held in Bhutan.
Ahead of the tournament, Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) arranged a press meet on Sunday at BFF Bhaban where BFF women wing chairman and FIFA council member Mahfuza Akter Kiron alongside Bangladesh Women's team manager Amirul Islam Babu, women's football team head coach Golam Rabbani Choton, Captain Samsunnahar and vice captain Rupona Chakma was present and talked with the journalists.
"The tournament is a challenge for us. SO we cannot take this lightly. We want to show our best performance and win the title for the third time." Bangladesh Women's team head coach Golam Rabbani Choton said.
U-15 Squad: Rupna Chakma, Yasmin Akter, Unnoti Khatun, Nasrin Akter, Shamsunnahar Jnr, Sohagi Kisku, Rojina Akter, Kohati Kisku, Shaheda Akter, Rehena Akter, Nouson Jahan, Abeda Akter, Afrida Khandakar, Mahfuza Khatun, Mehenur Akter, Nusrat Jahan, Eity Khatun, Joynob Bibi, Sumi Khatun, Surma Jannat, Purnima Ranee, Rumi Akter and Sapna Rani.
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