The Bangladesh U-18 national women’s football team made the nation proud as they won coveted title of maiden SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship beating Nepal by 1-0 in the final on Sunday (Oct 7) at Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan, local media reports said.
After the goalless first half, Musura Parvin broke the deadlock scoring the all-important goal in the 49th minute, and Bangladesh maintained their lead till the final whistle of the match.
Conceding the goal, Nepal, tried to stage a fight back in the remaining proceeding, but failed to restore the parity.
Earlier, at the same venue, India secured third position beating hosts Bhutan 1-0.
Bangladesh crushed Pakistan by 17-0 in their group opening match, and beat Nepal 2-1 in their second match to top group B.
The girls in red and green got the ticket of final beating host Bhutan by 4-0 in the second semifinal.
On the other hand, Nepal dumped Pakistan 12-0 in their group B opening match, and lost to Bangladesh 1-2 in their second match to finish group B runners-up.
Nepal beat India by 3-1 in penalty shootout in a hard-fought first semi-final.
Bangladesh U18 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.