U-15 girls’ football team off to Bhutan

The Bangladesh U-15 girls’ team left Dhaka for Bhutan yesterday (Monday) to take part in the SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship with an aim to regain the tournament title, reports BSS.

Four regional teams will take part in the third edition which is set to kick off with the match between India and Nepal on Wednesday (October 9) at Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu.

Bangladesh will face 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.

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.